Oct 2, 2023Liked by Nancy Friedman

Very interesting, Nancy! I'd point out that "Hackney Diamonds," the forthcoming Rolling Stones album, is named after London slang for broken car windows.

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Oct 3, 2023Liked by Nancy Friedman

I think 'burp' follows the same pattern, and I'm surprised to learn that it is recent, first showing up in 1932. "Imitative," says the OED. Belch is the much older word, but per Google Ngram burp has been more popular since 2004.

Also: "boop" gets a less playful meaning in the series Shrinking.

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