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Cockney Rhyming Slang

British visitors to will no doubt already have come across this bizarre, encrypted language which was once, so it is said, spoken a lot in central London. It is a strange form of slang code of which a certain amount lives on today in one way or another.

Remnants of Cockney rhyming slang, however, are found with a very few exceptions only in the English spoken in Britain, especially around London. Many of the more common Cockney rhyming slang phrases in use today can be found in our Cockney Dictionary.

Much of the history attached to Cockney rhyming slang is uncertain. Nevertheless, the origins of these weird phrases are nothing short of interesting. Take a look at Cockney slang history to discover more. And if you still want to explore the subject deeper, then take a look at what's available from the wordplay bookstore, in particular the rhyming slang section.

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