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I just happened to find this today. Perhaps it will be of interest to someone.

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Excellent find there, US. Very interesting reading.
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Very good. Can we have it on the main forum ?

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Very good find. If correct, it supports the accuracy of the dialogue of the 'Deadwood' series.


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Another outstanding resource is Everyday Life in the 1800's: A Guide for Writeers, Students and Historians by Marc McCutcheon, Writers Digest Books, Cincinnati Ohio, 1993. It has a chapter on "Slang and Everyday Speech". It is a great resource for many other period interests also. Soft cover it is under $20.

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Very good find. If correct, it supports the accuracy of the dialogue of the 'Deadwood' series.

Which ones Alice ?

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The bottom of the list Boot, I don't need to be too explicit on here.


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The words were certainly around and had been for centuries, that is not in dispute. It's the usage of those words that has changed since the 19th century. 


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The words were certainly around and had been for centuries, that is not in dispute. It's the usage of those words that has changed since the 19th century. 


"If they had them, they would have used them"................no, I didn't say that, did I?

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Hi all,
Great find Uncle,now I wonder who will be using these words and expressions in the future..............?
especially at re-enactments and in written reports ............?

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"If they had them, they would have used them"................no, I didn't say that, did I?

Aaarrgghhh!!  You did.., you actually did!  

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It seems that although some of these cuss in words were about it was regarded that even mentioning a leg was frowned upon.
I have not seen one single full episode of Deadwood as i feel the swearing in it is far too common and far too vulgar for the Victorian era.
I am aware it is only programe and is based on a rough town but it my opinion the overbearing amount of swearing has been added to popularize the American west for the general public ....i feel as far as we are concerned the same effect could have been done with a lot less colourfull language . 

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It seems that although some of these cuss in words were about it was regarded that even mentioning a leg was frowned upon.
I have not seen one single full episode of Deadwood as i feel the swearing in it is far too common and far too vulgar for the Victorian era.
I am aware it is only programe and is based on a rough town but it my opinion the overbearing amount of swearing has been added to popularize the American west for the general public ....i feel as far as we are concerned the same effect could have been done with a lot less colourfull language . 


Charlie, I agree with you entirely, but, take it from me, let the profanity go over your head and percivere, it is a fantastic series and well worth watching
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It appears to me that there is a perception that the Victorian era was all genteel and polite and everyone behaved impeccably.The more well off would have put on a front but under the surface there was such hypocrisy and their behavior was far from genteel. The working class and poor in the east end of London and cities in the north would have been very familiar with bad language.Would the same not apply to the rougher people and places of America? There is a lot of documented history of the Victorian era,It was a very dark period.
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This subject has been beaten to death and the bones ground to a fine powder, and yet.., (inevitably), here we go again!

No-one is disputing that profanity was used in the 19th century, it's the usage that has changed. 

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