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[Note 049.2] “Don't slang an unfortunate bounder”; is a play on words. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives two relevant meanings for “bounder”: one being “A person of objectionable manners or anti-social behaviour; a cad. Also in milder use as a term of playful abuse” and the other “A four-wheeled cab or trap, so called from the bounding motion of the vehicle in passing over rough roads. The OED also gives two relevant meanings of “slang”: to cheat or give short measure; or to [verbally] abuse.

 

 

 

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