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  1. TJ3
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    What does Posh and Cockney mean?

    What do they mean?

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    Re: What does Posh and Cockney mean?

    Posh means upper class. In British English, long vowel sounds (bath- said like 'barth'), and fewer reduced sounds are often used by posh speakers.

    Cockneys are the people of the East End of London, who have a strong and distinctive dialect, with many grammatical variations from standard English and a slang that is their own. For their slang, we have a glossary in our Members Area (registration required) http://www.usingenglish.com/members/idioms/.


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    Re: What does Posh and Cockney mean?

    Not to be taken too seriously, but this is a bit clever ...

    Click here: http://www.rinkworks.com/dialect/ and select Cockney. Just follow the instructions - it will apply Cockney usage to virtually any website.

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