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Victorian Slang of the Week

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

Volume 1, A-G, J.E.Lighter Editor

For the next few weeks, I’m going to go off-alphabet in my slang to introduce the words and phrases we’ve in some of our books.  This one was used in both of my western romances, The Wild One and The Wild Half.  Susan Macatee used it in Erin’s Rebel.

Funeral: as in “none of your funeral”.  from about 1854 on.  a person’s business or concerns, often in reference to meddling.  “What do you care?  It ain’t none of your funeral”  In the 19th century it developed into a more dismissive term, often referring to a perceived disaster.: “Hey, do what you want; it’s your funeral”.

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  1. Denise, I may have used this in one of my books. I think it was Erin’s Rebel. lol

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