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Wednesday Writing — The Letter A. #VictorianSlang

Teagan Geneviene​ celebrates some important anniversaries by sharing the first chapter of her wonderfully witty book Speak Chuckaboo, a must for writers, researchers, and anybody who loves language.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Speak Chuckaboo by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

 

Belated Happy Anniversary… to me

Welcome, my chuckaboos!  Yes, I’m in a Victorian state of mind.  Many of you will remember that “chuckaboo” was slang in that era for a dear friend. 

I don’t talk about the details of this, so I don’t often mention it.  However, September holds two very personal anniversaries for me. September 12th is the anniversary of something on which my life, quite literally depended.  The 13th is the anniversary of something that allowed that life to move forward and continue. 

So why am I blogging about something I don’t talk about?  Victorians were big on anniversaries.  For a bit of fun, and a sort of celebration, I’m posting the “A” section from my recently released Speak Chuckaboo, Slang of the Victorian and Steam Eras.”  Maybe you romance lovers can guess what “amorous congress” means.  You might want…

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I am a language teacher, writer, bookworm, and collaborator at Sants 3 Ràdio (a local radio station in Barcelona, where I returned in 2018), who lived in the UK for 25 years and worked for many years as a forensic psychiatrist there. I also have a Ph.D. in American Literature and an MSc in Criminology. I started publishing my stories, in English and Spanish, in 2012 and now have over twenty books available in a variety of genres, a blog (in English and Spanish), and translate books for other authors (English-Spanish and vice versa). In 2020 obtained the CELTA certificate as a language teacher, and offer Spanish and English classes. Writers and readers both in English and Spanish are my friends, colleagues, and allies, and after living in the UK for over twenty-five years, have returned home, to Barcelona, Spain, searching for inspiration for my stories. I also love owls and try to keep fit following fitness YouTube videos.
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