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Cartoon Museum holds unusual book launch

Published: Saturday 8th of November 2008

London's Cartoon Museum has played host to the launch party of an unusual lexicon on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Green's Chambers Slang Dictionary was given a warm reception among the assembled literati, who enjoyed its comprehensive examination of the colloquialisms and shorthand [abbreviations?] which perforate the English language.

Alongside the new book's publication, another attraction at the museum was a series of rather risque cartoons which were produced in the 1970s for Spencerfield Spirit, the drinks firm who sponsored the event.

The company provided all present with copious amounts of their [its – companies always singular] Sheep's Dip whiskey (so named after a slang term given to the popular spirit by farmers to evade taxation on their own distillations).

London's Cartoon Museum is one of London's newest museums and opened in 2006, but it has already established itself a welcome addition to the capital's roster of attractions.

LondonPass holders can gain admission to the museum for free, a saving of £4.

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