Victorian Slang of the Week

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

chain lightning–It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about slang for alcohol, if we’ve talked about it at all. This is for cheap or potent whisky or rum. I imagine it’d work for all alcohol, as long as it’s cheap and strong. 1837 and throughout the century.

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