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The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang
     

The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang

by Daniel Smith
 

This beautifully packaged and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang—a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, the book allows the reader to gain a full understanding of how to use a range

Overview

This beautifully packaged and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang—a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, the book allows the reader to gain a full understanding of how to use a range of cockney phrases, covering the popular, traditional phrases, such as "apples and pears"—stairs, "Barnet Fair"—hair, and "sausage and mash"—crash, and some more modern additions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843175742
Publisher:
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.03(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Smith is an editor and writer who has compiled books on a wide range of topics, from sport to Sherlock Holmes. He is the author of Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of Lost Pioneers, The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide, Think You Know It All?, and Trend-Setters and Innovators.

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