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A writer's and word lover's categorized guide to street slang from the 1600s to the 1800s.
A writer's and word lover's categorized guide to street slang from the 1600s to the 1800s.
A writer's and word lover's categorized guide to street slang from the 1600s to the 1800s.
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    Besides our sincere thanks, our "Clipping" backers at this level get a hand-made set of nearly 400 words to grace their fridge (or any other metal surface). We'll include two blanks for words of your choice and two exclusive words not in any other set!

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    This is what it's all about! Our "Fizzing" supporters at this level will receive a signed print copy of A New Look at Old Words. All 515 glorious pages of historic slang organized and illustrated by me. Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Swells" -people of importance - along with our thanks.

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    Along with our gratitude, our "Crack" backers at this level will receive the word of their choice decoupaged on a wooden plaque to grace their walls with an old timey feel. All hand-done by me, of course.

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    Our "Crushing" backers at this level will receive both a signed print and a digital copy of A New Look at Old Words. A physical one to enjoy in the "Bog house" and a digital one to look up words at your computer. Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Swells" - people of importance - along with our thanks.

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    Our "Ripping" supporters at this level will receive both a signed print copy of the book A New Look at Old Words and a set of our magnetic poetry, Pirate Patter. The poetry set includes nearly 400 words, plus two blanks and two exclusive words. Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Dons" -persons of distinction - along with our thanks.

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    Slang + Dictionary = Slictionary Game -
    Our "Bene" supporters at this level will receive a signed copy of A New Look at Old Words along with 6 pencils and erasers, six note pads for writing answers, a score sheet and the rules of play. Everything you need to laugh your "dumpling depot" off. Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Swells" - people of importance - along with our thanks.

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    Face it, you are just plain "Out and out!" At this level you'll receive 2 printed and signed copies of A New Look at Old Words. One for yourself and one to share with another word lover. That's over a thousand pages of "Golopshus" slang words! Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Dons" -persons of distinction - along with our thanks.

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    Words High and Low-
    Our "Ream" backers at this level will get a signed print copy of A New Look at Old Words and a wall plaque with the word of their choice hand-made by me. Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Dons" -persons of distinction - along with our thanks.

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    Thanks you so so much! You are the "Stilton!" At this level, backers will receive a digital copy and a signed print copy of A New Look at Old Words, plus Pirate Patter magnetic poetry, Slictionary, and Wall Words - a plaque with their choice of word on it! You'll be up to your "Scrag" in words! Plus your name will be listed in the back of the book under "Nobs" -persons of high position - along with our thanks.

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    A New Look at Your Words-
    Especially for "Splendiferous" writers! I'll look at your manuscript (up to 300 pages) and make suggestions on where you can take your prose to the "Pink" and have historical slang dripping from your characters' "Dubbers" We can speak about your manuscript on the phone, or I can make suggestions on the manuscript through e-mail. Your call. Plus I'll send you a signed copy of A New Look at Old Words as well as listing your name in the back of the book under "Top-sawyers" - master geniuses - along with our gratitude.

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