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    Default wɪtəlz

    Again from A Tale of Two Cities.

    I won't have me ['wɪtəlz] blessed off me table by your prayin'.

    I think it must be "vittles". Am I right?

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    Yes. Dickens's belief that cockneys changed round /w/ and /v/ (wery vell = very well) was possibly already a little out of date by his later days.

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