Polari – this bizarre slang has been around for hundreds of years.

Rainbow plaguq on Leeds City Varieties Theater

You’ve probably heard the language spoken in Doctor Who, Doom Patrol, Filth Rich and Catflap, Velvet Goldmine, or Dragon Quest, sometimes subtitled like a foreign language. Polari is the name of a form of slang that was once used in Britain by some actors, circus and fairground showmen, professional wrestlers, merchant navy sailors, criminals, prostitutes,…

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Is this a photo of the iceberg that sank the RMS Titanic?

iceberg taken by captain wood ss etonian in 41°50n 49°50w april 12th at 4pm 1913 sic e1593107314134

A rare photo has emerged which may confirm earlier purported photos of the iceberg that sank the unsinkable RMS Titanic on April 12, 1912. The photo above was taken by W. Wood, the captain of the SS Etonian. The inscription on the photo reads: “Iceberg taken by Captain Wood SS Etonian in 41°50N 49°50WApril 12th…

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