Perfectly Dweadful.

Perfectly Dweadful. Punch (27 December 1866): 124. Image from Internet Archive. Text and formatting by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose without prior permission as long as you credit this site, the Internet Archive, and the University of Toronto library.]

Guard. “Now, Sir! If you're going on by the Express. Here's just room for One!”

Passenger. “Wha-t! Get in with Hawwid old women, and Squeeming Childfren! By Jove! You know! I say! It's impossible, you know!”

Punch often depicts obnoxious aristocrats or wealthy people with this kind of speech impediment or class accent.


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Last modified 15 February 2011