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Victorian Slang of the Week


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.


1 Comment

  1. I’ve heard of “white lightning” but not “chain lightning.” Your posts are very informative, Denise. Thanks.

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