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Word Wednesday: Bitch the pot

"Lindsay will bitch the pot for Book Interrupted's tea and gossip party."

On this weeks Word Wednesday, Lindsay has presented the word "Bitch the pot".

"Bitch the pot"

noun


To preside as the hostess at a tea party.

"to bitch" = "pour the tea" Origin: From Victorian England, and found in Francis Grose's A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1785. Tea is also referred to as the following: "prattle broth," "chatter broth," "scandal broth," and "cat lap."

"Lindsay will bitch the pot for Book Interrupted's tea and gossip party."


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Read these fascinating articles to learn more:

"Gossip Girls: Tea Parties And The Sexist Slang They Inspired", Nina Martyris, NPR, October 27, 2015. https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/27/452051265/gossip-girls-tea-parties-and-the-sexist-slang-they-inspired

"Time to Bitch the Pot? The Victorian tea-party slang we need to revive", Siobhan, The Writing Cooperative, June 12, 2018. https://writingcooperative.com/time-to-bitch-the-pot-the-victorian-tea-party-slang-we-need-to-revive-73216b28d7fa


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