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Old 06-09-2015, 03:00 PM
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yup-and it seems that the writer was drunk when writing. hes even slurring his words-"Mishter Lusk". HAHA ; )
I've always wondered why an 'h' was inserted into 'Mister' and why the 'e' was omitted from 'knife'. Why would someone know about the silent 'k' but not that the word ended in 'e'?

Is there, I wonder, a specific mental disorder wherein the sufferer frequently omits the final letter of some written words?

If any letter is genuine it's this one.
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In the study 'Cockney past and present' by William Matthews it's stated that in Cockney speech 'er' was commonly pronounced as 'ar' in the 19th century and that 'sh' was widely substituted for 's'. Whoever the writer was, he'd gone to school in the British Isles because this letter, rough though it is, is set out in the English copybook style taught in British schools, Ireland as well. Also the 'Mr' above the line is seen in most English letters of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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We may have been sidetracked here, in thinking the writer was Irish. What if the writer was just taking the mickey out of Lusk, because Lusk was Irish?

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Genuine and I believe they key is finding the connection between Lusk and the whitehall building.
The only thing I can think is that perhaps Lusk was somehow part of the Fenian group and was partly responsible for the 1883 Whitehall bomb. Long stretch I know. Just an idea.
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I thought both George and his wife were born in Stepney?
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:18 AM
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I thought both George and his wife were born in Stepney?
Hi Rosella,

I should have been a bit clearer, I meant he was of Irish ancestry. So if I'm right that the autour of the letter was taking the p by using Irishisms, and was the killer of Eddowes, then he most defo knew Lusk and his history. Could that mean by researching Lusk a bit more, we can find out more about the killer? I wonder
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