“I stuffed my possessions into their bags any which way, then went upstairs to bang on the door of Flo's room.”
“It was bang, bang, bang, bang on the drive downtown, ricochets, old dumb moves kicked around to see how they stood up next to this doozie.”
“I’d bang on the bottom of a kettle and sing all seven verses of ‘My Wife’s a Wanton Wee Thing’ at the top of my lungs.””
“At the thought of all this splendour, Hetty got up from her chair, and in doing so caught the little red-framed glass with the edge of her scarf, so that it fell with a bang on the floor; but she was too eagerly occupied with her vision to care about picking it up; and after a momentary start, began to pace with a pigeon-like stateliness backwards and forwards along her room, in her coloured stays and coloured skirt, and the old black lace scarf round her shoulders, and the great glass ear-rings in her ears.”
“It must have been something when they ran out of gołąbki at the parish picnic and Alice Pilch had to drive around town and bang on the doors of people who had bought the ones she makes yearround in her kitchen, offering to buy them back at more than the people had paid for them.”
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short (mostly two-word) collocations, pat phrases, idioms &c. that I like
Mostly, the cant words come from my reprint of Francis Grose's 1785 dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', while the more modern slang has been found at various online sources, e.g. this online diction...
I moved to Scotland in 2011 and promptly had to learn another language. Here are some of the best additions to my vocabulary.
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