Regency Camp? (warm language warning)
Posted by Linden on May 03, 1998 at 19:38:27:
Was there such a thing as "camp behaviour" during the Regency period? I'll elaborate.
I presume that men had sex with other men at the time (when haven't they?) Was it Wellington who said that his men were motivated by "rum, buggery and the lash"?
But were there any behavioural signs? There must have been some: otherwise how would men who were that way inclined have recognised each other?
But I've got a sneaky feeling that Oscar Wilde may have invented "camp": all that adoration of lilies and so on.
(Notice I do not use the word "homosexuality" which wasn't invented during the regency period.)
Does anyone know?
- Wilde and camp Linden 19:48:16 5/05/98 (2)
- PG-13 Rule Here...everyone please read Caroline 13:47:31 5/04/98 (1)
- Thank you ,Caroline,from another mom! (nfm) Erin L 17:10:41 5/04/98 (0)
- Mollimawks John W 01:48:33 5/04/98 (7)
- The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue Marie-Bernadette 16:00:20 5/06/98 (2)
- More info? Caroline 13:49:06 5/04/98 (3)
- Mollimawks John W 01:48:25 5/04/98 (0)
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