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An article on polari (which one feels Holmes would have been familiar with in its late C19th version, even if he didn't use it himself).

A digital version of John Addington Symonds' A Problem in Modern Ethics being an inquiry into the phenomenon of sexual inversion, addressed especially to Medical Psychologists and Jurists has recently been made available via Project Gutenberg, which has already done the same with A Problem in Greek Ethics, Being an inquiry into the phenomenon of sexual inversion. Sean Brady (author of Masculinity and Male Homosexuality in Britain, 1861 - 1913) is said to be producing a critical edition of Symonds' essays on homosexuality, but I don't think this has yet appeared.

Date: 2010-06-02 07:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blktauna
LOL Too many years of Around The Horne made that article a bit redundant. I use Polari in my Sweeney stories, much to the puzzlement of some US readers. It's quite evident in the show most of the crims using it and some of the coppers. It'd be a fair bet our Mr. Holmes would have a good working knowledge.

Thanks for the Symonds link!

Date: 2010-06-02 07:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brewsternorth
Funnily enough I was familiar with Polari thanks to an old episode of "Doctor Who" (which probably had a few "Round the Horne" alums!), but nice to get the full lowdown.

Also, bless PG for putting some of these works of interest online.

Date: 2010-06-03 04:26 pm (UTC)
hokuton_punch: Screenshot of the First Doctor in a feathered hat with the caption, "old school fabulous." (doctor who fabulous)
From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
... dare I ask which episode? *_*

Date: 2010-06-03 05:10 pm (UTC)
brewsternorth: Electric-blue stylized teapot, captioned "Brewster North". (Default)
From: [personal profile] brewsternorth
That would be Carnival of Monsters. Space carnie Vorg speaks it.

Date: 2010-06-03 05:29 pm (UTC)
hokuton_punch: (hikaru no go sai squee)
From: [personal profile] hokuton_punch
AWESOME, thank you! ♥

Date: 2010-06-02 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] spacefall
Good luck to Brady. I'm a great Symonds enthusiast, being a fellow Bristolian.

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