I finished The Big Con by David Maurer, the book I was talking about in my last post. Look at these entries from the glossary:
The countess: Mrs. Maurer. Also the Raggle.
How sweet is that?? (“Raggle” is later defined as “an attractive young girl.”)
There was also this which, as a word origin geek, I thought was cool:
Gun moll. A thief-girl, especially a female pickpocket. The term has no connection with guns or with killing—as is sometimes suggested in the newspapers—but comes from Yiddish gonif, thief.
5 thoughts on “The Big Con, cont'd”
Very cool! I may have to pick it up. 🙂 BTW, have you seen White Collar?
I have to admit the first few episodes of White Collar didn’t mesh for me. I don’t really know why, because everyone was delightful. Possibly I would enjoy the more recent seasons? I AM a huge fan of Hustle, though.
I’ve enjoyed White Collar and it’s gotten some more depth as it’s gone on. So, you might want to try again, or not. 🙂 I remember hearing about Hustle, but I must have missed when it started. I’ll keep an eye out for it.
I will definitely give White Collar another shot then. I do adore the actors who play Peter and Elizabeth (I have nothing against Neal either, I just haven’t seen him in much else) so I really wanted to like the show more than I did, and maybe it was just first season teething troubles.
Hustle is a British show so I don’t know if it’s airing anywhere here, but the first four seasons at least are out on DVD. It’s absolutely fantastic.
Ah, that would explain the not running across Hustle on TV. 🙂 I’ll search out the DVDs.