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Cockney Rhyming Slang. L.O. To understand how words vary across dialects. A dialect found mostly in East London The principle is to decide what it is you want to say, and then find words which bear no real relation to what you're going to say, but which rhyme loosely with your phrase.

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cockney rhyming slang

Cockney Rhyming Slang

L.O. To understand how words vary across dialects

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A dialect found mostly in East London
  • The principle is to decide what it is you want to say, and then find words which bear no real relation to what you're going to say, but which rhyme loosely with your phrase.
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Cockney rhyming slang used to be a form of Pidgin English designed so that the working Eastenders could have a right good chin wag without the toffs knowing that they were talking about them.

These days people just make it up for a laugh, so young streetwise Londoners say things like

'Ah mate, 'ad a right mare I did, got chucked out me pad and now fings wiv the trouble and strife have gone all pete tong!'

Any ideas as to the meaning?

so the english language is in a constant state of change
So the English Language is in a constant state of change
  • New words are borrowed from other countries;
  • Dialects change in different parts of the United Kingdom;
  • Even some slang words eventually get recognition in the Oxford dictionary when they become commonly known!
  • Your next task is to investigate how English varies.