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Black Swan Green

I’m not sure where David Mitchell dredged these up from, but some of the words and phrases in his upcoming novel Black Swan Green are so wonderfully specific to the England of 1981 and 1982 that I’ve been having flashbacks all weekend long. These all used to get hurled around at school on a daily basis, but I’d completely forgotten them up until now:

Flid
Epic
Doss
Jammy
Spaz
Waz
Bumboys
Parky
Ace-in-the-face
Sarky
Parky

and my favourite:

Step-back-in-amazement!!

I’m going to start using that one again, every day.

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