Evening Post: August 12, 1899. "She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
THIS IS EVEN BETTER WITH THE ARTICLE!!
Well he shouldn’t have been imbibing. The youth was clearly asking for it.
I think it refers to concept of “scientific boxing”, the idea that boxing should contain techniques and tactics instead of just mindless trying to beat ever-living shit out of you opponent. Modern boxing evolved about those days.