I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the quiz! I hope you had fun!
The answers (taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue) are:
An 'abbess' is the mistress of a brothel
To be 'betwattled' is to be surprised or confounded
To be in a 'brown study' is to be lost in thought
A 'bone box' is a person's mouth
To 'shoot the cat' is to vomit
And the winner is ... Suzi Love. Congratulations Suzi! You got every answer right!
Suzi, you've won a copy of my October release Beauty and the Scarred Hero. Can you please contact me by email at worldaroundthecorner(AT)gmail(DOT)com? Congratulations -- and thanks for participating!
Yippee! I won a copy of your book - I'm so excited. And really looking forward to reading it, Emily.ReplyDelete
Thank you, and thanks to all my wonderful downunder friends,
Did I mention how much I love weird Regency words?
Congrats, Suzi! But also - wow for knowing all those words!!ReplyDelete
Your love of weird Regency words shows, Suzi!ReplyDelete
I hope that everyone enjoyed the quiz -- most people came very close to getting all the words right!
Well done, Suzi! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Fun quiz, Emily! I'm still chuckling about how *very* wrong my guess for the abbess was!