The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang


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By: Daniel Smith


Product Description

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

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Michael O'Mara (2011-06-01)

Dimensions (H L W): 79 x 803 x 520

ISBN: 1843175746

EAN: 9781843175742