Girl Next Door (averagefry) wrote in little_details,
Girl Next Door

Victorian British Euphemism for Syphilis?

So, I've been doing some research and I found that Syphilis has multiple names such as lues, the French disease, etc, but which one is a promiscuous ladies' maid for the daughter of a viscount most likely to use? And how would the viscount's daughter refer to it?

EDIT: The response on this has been amazing. Thanks everyone for your help, you gave me a lot of really good ideas and information.

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