The writer Anthony Burgess known for his cult novel, A Clockwork Orange invented futuristic slang for the same. He was so fascinated by the language of the street that he started work on a dictionary more than 50 years ago. It was believed to have lost but abandoned after several hundred entries covering three letters, has been discovered.
It was found to have hidden in a vast archive of his papers and possessions held by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, an educational charity in Manchester.
Anna Edwards, the foundation’s archivist, told that “We’re thrilled to be making such exciting and important discoveries as we’re cataloguing the collection.We found the surviving fragments of the dictionary at the bottom of a large cardboard box, packed underneath some old bedsheets. I suppose the reason for not finding this earlier is that the box seemed to be full of household objects, not literary papers.”
Burgess, who died in 1993, briefly mentioned the dictionary in the second volume of his autobiography.