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Assorted Slang and Terminology - Volume 1 - Thieves Cant

Thieves Cant, sometimes referred to as the Cant, rogues' cant or TC for short, was/is a secret language formerly used by thieves, beggars and hustlers in Great Britain and other English-speaking countries.

It is a common trope of the fantasy genre – a series of coded words or phrases so the rogues and thieves can talk about various activities

There are two chapters provided here. One is English -> TC and the other is the reverse, TC -> English.

In the E - > TC translation, if there are multiple versions they are separated by a comma. These can be regional variations and so on.

Some sample translations:

English ---> TC
Betrayer - turncoat
Constable - harman, myrmidons
Cutpurse – nipper

TC ---> English
Academy – brothel
Beak - judge
Cackle - inform

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Matthew D January 28, 2018 8:15 pm UTC
You've mis-spelt Thieves on your front cover.
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Chris K January 28, 2018 8:44 pm UTC
I only noticed that yesterday (how that got sent out like that I don't know) - Will be updating it tomorrow when able to get back to the machine that has the right files and sending out an updated copy with the right cover
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Chris K January 29, 2018 8:47 am UTC
Correct cover has been uploaded and new version sent out to previous purchasers - May take a little while to show up or refresh your chache
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Matthew D January 29, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
Good stuff! Thanks for the fast turnaround!
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