This is an example of what I will call ‘Jinglese’, the idiolect spoken
by Alfred Jingle in Charles Dickens’s The Pickwick Papers (1837).
With reference to this extract, Dickens, or at least the narrator of the
novel, characterizes Jingle’s idiolect as ‘a lengthened string of similar
broken sentences.’ This paper is concerned with the nature of that
brokenness, its distribution and discernible categories.