Latest Cant Stories

2013-10-24 23:30:19

Chef and owner of a Michelin-rated restaurant will speak at UnleashWD the only innovation conference for the wholesale distribution industry. Chicago, Il (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Why would a world-class Chef with a Michelin-rated restaurant speak at a conference aimed at the wholesale distribution industry? A glance at the offerings at the Chicago-based Moto Restaurant provides a hint at the answer. Moto’s menu does more than whet your appetite. It challenges your perceptions of how...

2009-06-08 14:27:39

The British Ministry of Justice is warning the country's prisons that prisoners have taken to using a 16th-century slang to hide talk about drug deals. The 500-year-old dialect, which is known as thieves' cant or rogues' cant, was believed to have been developed by medieval gypsies and adopted by a handful of scoundrels across England. Officials at Buckley Hall Prison in Rochdale said the dialect has resurfaced as a code for drug trafficking, the Daily Mail reported Monday. Officials said...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.