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Johnson’s London Dictionary: Walkie Talkie

WALKIE TALKIE (n.) Curious strukture in Fenchurch Street whose fabrick doth cause vehikles to igknit

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Johnson’s London Dictionary: Portcullis House

PORTCULLIS HOUSE (n.) Edifice doth pleased its arkitects whereas being London’s most expensive and least attractive much like its inhabitants

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Johnson’s London Dictionary: Electric Cab

ELECTRIC CAB (n.) A sedan, whose owner hath payed a King’s ransom, thus insuring he doth work on the Sabbath, and in so doing, saving polar bears from extinction

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Johnson’s London Dictionary: Routemaster

ROUTEMASTER (n.) Stagecoach with two floors manned by a clippie with a happy disposition ensuring the publik is taken to their destination safely. Now replaced by a leviathan robustly driven by a man with a sombre demeanour

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Johnson’s London Dictionary: London Mayor

LONDON MAYOR (n.) The elected leader of the Metropolis, whose sole purpose is to appear without a cravat in the Publick Occurrences Both Forreign and Domestick broadsheet to burnish his credentials

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