"Well, tell me whether it is slang
or poetry to call an ox a leg-plaiter."
'darn please,' and 'cut your cable' is decidedly preferable to 'let her rip.' I once made a rule that I would have no slang
in the house.
The Egyptians, the men of slang
, and all the fraternity of law clerks, gathered howling round the priest.
She said you were prudent, and sweet-tempered, and affectionate; to which I wish to add that you have just the face and figure that I like, and the modest manners and the blessed absence of all slang
in your talk, which I don't find in the young women I meet with in the present day.
Among our still more modern and dashing young gentlemen -- who are extremely averse to superfluous effort and supremely indifferent to the purity of their native language -- the formula is still further curtailed by the use of "to feel" in a technical sense, meaning, "to recommend-for-the-purposes-of-feeling-and-being-felt"; and at this moment the "slang
" of polite or fast society in the upper classes sanctions such a barbarism as "Mr.