Did you know? Convicts of the early colony had their own ‘flash’ language, made up of slang words developed by criminals in London:
‘bit-faker’: a coiner, maker of counterfeit money
‘buz cove’: a pickpocket
‘fly’: vigilant, cunning, not easily duped
‘scurf'd’: taken into custody
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