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Abstract

Twenty years ago, Frank B. Gilbreth of the Charleston Evening Post and the News and Courier sent me a copy of Lord Ashley Cooper's Dictionary of Charlestonese as compiled for the latter newspaper for the fust toyme, as they say in that South Carolina city where (I am an Ashley proud to note) the Ashley River meets the Cooper River "to form the Atlantic Ocean". Thereafter I was able to decipher such expressions as "sex in foe is tin" (6+4=10). Maybe you would like to try to use the following words in sentences of your own devising to show you understand the words. For example, balks: "I keep my paper clips in match balks". Coarse you would.

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