Slang 19th century U.S.

Source: Linton Weeks, NPR History

Here are an even dozen, pretty much forgotten slanglike words or sayings from the 19th century, rediscovered while delving in the archives — and with added guidance from James Maitman’s 1891 American Slang Dictionary:

1) Too high for his nut — beyond someone’s reach.… Read more.

French Quarter, Manhattan

This article concerns the French community in Manhattan. There were similar communities in other places, particularly in Louisiana, relevant to Queen of Swords.

“In 1851 over 20,000 French immigrants arrived in the United States and the French newspaper, Le Republican, began to be published in New York.

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