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I have to admit I didn’t know the meaning of “Fulham Virgin” but “Mutton-shunter” did make me laugh out loud.

Stone the Crows (Oxford dictionary of modern slang) by John Ayto and John Simpson and Chambers Slang Dictionary by Jonathon Green receive a lovely write-up in the TLS.

Because it’s Monday morning and the whole week is stretching in front of me like an open grave, I’m just going to write Mutton-shunter a few more times. Mutton-shunter, mutton-shunter, mutton-shunter…..

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