Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue – Day 172

The Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue was first published at the end of the eighteenth century, and given that the current health crisis is giving too much time to read books, I thought I’d pick a daily word from it until I got bored….

Jumblegut Lane

This is quite beautiful, and how has this fallen out of usage? It’s defined by Grose as “a rough road or lane” and it conjures up wonderful images of rickety stagecoaches and the like flying over bumpy roads. It’s the sort of phrase that could perhaps be used again for those areas of the country where there seem to be more pot-holes than road……