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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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British slang is English language slang used and originating in the United Kingdom, and also used to a limited extent in British expats in countries such as the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Slang is informal language sometimes peculiar to a particular social class or group and its use in Britain dates back to before the 16th century. The language of slang, in common with the English language, is changing all the time; new words and phrases are being added and some are used so frequently by so many, they almost become mainstream.

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