The exact phrase “tricked out” wasn’t seen until the 19th century, but its meaning would have been understood long beforehand.
Yes, there’s no snot here. The world does not need a super-close-up of a dripping nose.
Basically the Victorians were so snobby they coined a word just to look down on people more efficiently.
The spelling’s not quite there yet, but it’s the thought that counts.
…which also makes it nearly a quarter of a century older than “hello”, first used in 1883.
First used to refer to drugs rather than booze in the 1920s.
Our hottie from history here is an unnamed knight painted by Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo.
12. Bonus “your mum” joke
Shakespeare wasn’t above them, why should you be? Here’s some dialogue from Titus Andronicus:
Demetrius: “Villain, what hast thou done?”
Aaron: “That which thou canst not undo.”
Chiron: “Thou hast undone our mother.”
Aaron: “Villain, I have done thy mother.”
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