I know nothing about slang terms, in fact my children often tell me that I am the most embarrassing person on the planet. Slang is not my cup of tea but my children and I all agree that today’s slang has gotten out of hand. Knowing this we decided to research 19th century slang in order to prep ourselves to watch a gritty new show called TabooFX coming to FX.
“Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father’s legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.”
Now if that doesn’t sound like a gritty mystery to you what does! TabooFX is sure to be my new favorite television show when it airs on January 10th on FX network. In order to prepare you guys for the show I have gathered ten slang words you might hear on Taboo along with their meaning. Lets get started shall we?
19th Slang Terms You Might Hear on TabooFX:
- Half-Rats: Meaning partially intoxicated. With the amount of drama going on in this show, I’m sure we will see a lot of half-rats running around.
- Meater; Meaning coward. James is sure to run into a few Meater’s as he unravels deep family history and secrets.
- Sauce-Box: The Mouth. As James breaks down invisible walls he is sure to ruffle a few feathers and punch a few people in their sauce-box.
- Shake A Flannin: To Fight. We are sure to see a lot of gritty fight scenes in Taboo. Just watch the trailer below to get a taste of what you’ll see:
6) Church-Bell: A talkative woman. If I’m not mistaken this phrase is still used in the South where I’m originally from.
7) Bricky: Brave or fearless
8) Bubble Around: A verbal attack
TabooFX is full of mystery, danger and darkness. Clear your schedule and prepare to watch Taboo when it premieres on FX on January 10th.
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