This is a mixture of south London and West Indies English slang.I recently came across Lauren Cooper's videos. They make me laugh a lot and would probably do even more if I could understand everything. Unforunately, I'm sometimes completely unable to get when these guys mean. Slang expressions and their accent make some phrases totally incomprehensive to me.
But watching them I learned to recongize some of them and now, I have some questions about them.
1) metathesis of 's' and 'k' in the word "ask"
Have you ever come across this phenomenon? Who does it? Where can I hear it? How popular is it and where?
2) "is it?" instead of "really?" and most of question tags too.
3) "though" at the the end of almost every sentence.
Same questions plus: what's its function?
PS: here's a link to one video: YouTube - Catherine Tate/Lauren working at Billy Burger Bar
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