Saturday, 2 June 2012
Is there a bawdy pun in Dickens's made-up name, here? 'Chusherel', 'Chuserel' or 'Chuzerel' means (the OED informs me) 'a whoremaster, a debauched fellow', a man who indulges himself carnally. If 'chuzzle' or variants thereof is slang for a fucker, then wouldn't that make Chuzzle-wit fuckwit? Surely not, Charlie!