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11. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting tway

How's one supposed to understand all that? It's like English but not English!

Does it make more sense when used in context?

This is what often really confuses north Americans, and others ... It isn't any easier when used in context

Fortunately Australians have already "inherited" quite a bit of the cockney rhyming slang

I am highly confused!!! I have never heard of such an english...may that be why sometimes I cant understand a word some English people say? Isa, Joz...do people talk like this in the US?

12. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

There's a good scene in Austin Powers Goldmember where Austin and his dad (Michael Caine) revert to their native cockney slang in front of some American girls!!!

And where the american girls highly confused?? (as I am right now...?????)

13. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

And where the american girls highly confused?? (as I am right now...?????)

Rephrase that...and WERE the...

14. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

Quoting areinstein

And where the american girls highly confused?? (as I am right now...?????)

Rephrase that...and WERE the...

They didn't have a Scooby-doo

15. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I like the english accent is that what we are talking about?

16. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Not quite Brendan, we're talking about the cockney accent, which is basically the regional accent for londoners. The English accent comes in many shapes and forms, some of them incomprehendable to the rest of the English speaking world - just chat to someone from the north-east of England and you will see what i mean. To qualify to be a cockney you have to be born within the sound of the Bow Bells, though a lot of Londoners falsely claim to be cockneys. Cockneys have some colourful and unique slang. All the examples on here are used on a regular basis. The Bow Bells come from a church in London (St Mary Le Bow)

17. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Some more examples:

Lady Godiva - fiver (£5)
Ayrton Senna - tenner (£10)

18. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Cor blimey guvner, glad ya thinkin of me.
Cockney accents a luuuuuverly one. Ya know wif the ole sland n stuff.
Like, goin dane the ole rub a dub dub for a swift one.

Fing is......ya ain't a cockney unless ya born in tha saend of the bells see.

Eric Idle in "Always look on the bright side o life"
Na theres ya cockney treacle.

19. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I never wished I could hear what you all are typing as much as I am right now! ;)
Someone call me dammit, I need to hear this for real:)

20. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Cupcake-Matt is your person-i did get the right person then-oh it makes me laugh reading it-i can hear it as i'm reading it! Actually i can picture you in your local giving it all guvner!

It is quite amusing i must say! It's really funny when you get gangs of lil kids and they 'try' to do it-oh i can't help but smirk!!!