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|Fun to Find "Hug" Used in Regency England
Written by Lenora
(4/21/2010 12:20 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, From Johnson's dictionary, 1828, penned by Graciela
When reading from a 21st century informal perspective, I was amused over my own amazement in finding the word "hug" being used. Why I thought it only a modern word -- slang, that is -- I don't know. In the end, it made 19th century Britain seem more closely linked to our times, I suppose.
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