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apples and pears

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Bit of Trouble and Strife

Very few cultural or linguistic terms are as memorable and as linguistically convoluted as Cockney rhyming slang. Comparable to American jive talk, this slang that’s most popular on the East End of London can sometimes seem like a language all its own. The reason for that is that, when one gets down to it, rhyming slang is sort of its own language. Not in a technical sense, it’s just a collection of common phrases used by Londoners, but it can feel like another language, and it does follow many of... Read More

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A Bit of Trouble and Strife

Very few cultural or linguistic terms are as memorable and as linguistically convoluted as Cockney rhyming slang. Comparable to American jive talk, this slang that’s most popular on the East End of London can sometimes seem like a language all its own. The reason for that is that, when one gets down to it, rhyming slang is sort of its own language. Not in a technical sense, it’s just a collection of common phrases used by Londoners, but it can feel like another language, and it does follow many of... Read More

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Bit of Trouble and Strife

Very few cultural or linguistic terms are as memorable and as linguistically convoluted as Cockney rhyming slang. Comparable to American jive talk, this slang that’s most popular on the East End of London can sometimes seem like a language all its own. The reason for that is that, when one gets down to it, rhyming slang is sort of its own language. Not in a technical sense, it’s just a collection of common phrases used by Londoners, but it can feel like another language, and it does follow many of... Read More