A 1920s UK woman frames her neighbor by writing filthy, abusive letters


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/02/a-1920s-uk-woman-frames-her-ne.html


#2

She was simply ahead of her time.


#3

Sir Clement Bailhache

Pronounced Ball-ache, I’m sure


#4

I’ve clearly been doing email wrong all these years. “You bloody fucking flaming piss country whores go and fuck your cunt.” is such a great way to start one off.


#5

It’s amazing how our prejudices cloud our ability to reason. I mean, just look at those criminal, close-set eyes. It’s obvious she’s guilty!


#6

Given our penchant for weird contractions in order to confound Johnny Foreigner (viz. Cholmondely), it’s probably pronounced ‘Bish’.


#7

This reminds me of an Shirley Jackson story I read a while ago. https://thepossibilityofevilma.weebly.com/short-story.html


#8

Is anyone else surprised by how immediately comprehensible nearly century-old abuse torrents(from, in my case, the other side of the Atlantic) are?

“You are a character” appears to have become lighter and softer in the intervening years; but even that is distinguishable in context and much of the rest is downright current. Selection bias in what excerpts made it from book to article; or are good slurs too treasured to be subject to the “kids these days and their incomprehensible jive talk” effect and rotated at least once a generation if not several times more frequently?


#9

flamingpisscountrywhore@gmail.com - hmmm…nnooo. Yes i mmighh…no.

yes?


#10

A girlfriend of mine once described someone as a ‘thrushy cuntbubble’.


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