Saturday, April 28, 2018

London Slang Map

ARGOTOPOLIS, The map of London slang is a collaboration between Adam Dant and Jonathon Green, lexicographer of slang, organised around relevant locations in the capital.

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Here are a few that caught my eye:

Open Your Kimono: to reveal one’s business plans

Sleep with Mrs Green: to sleep in the open air

Snob’s duck: a baked sheep’s head (which is far cheaper than a real duck)

Wrinklies: old people

Paddington Spectacles: the sack which is placed over the prisoner’s head prior to the hanging
More slang: Spitalfields Life

Adam Dant's MAPS OF LONDON & BEYOND can be ordered here

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