Are you offended?
You should be. The headline is from a re-print of 1811′s Francis Grose’s Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue.
Roughly translated it means, “Scrotum, you effeminate man, I’ll knock over your brothel!”
Of course you should have known that.
Amazing how the vulgarities of yesterday are the funny words of today. What will be the “fuck” of tomorrow?
One interesting one was: “Ankle: A girl who is got with child, is said to have sprained her ankle.”
Modern language stuck a C in front of ankle, made cankle, and use the word for any girl with bloated joints between tibia/fibula and cuboid/navicular and talus.