The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang

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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, rather than alphabetically, this book allows the reader to gain a full and comprehensive understanding of how to use a range of cockney phrases in each given scenario. Covering all the popular, traditional cockney phrases, as well as some more modern additions that aren't as well known, hundreds of sayings are featured and explained. So, if you're gagging to get your Hampstead Heath into popular reference at its most fascinating, pull up a Vanity Fair, pour yourself a cup of Rosie Lee and get stuck into this highly entertaining Captain Cook.

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Try this: explores the history and meanings of phrases both famous and obscure (The Times)

It's handy, sure, and a right old laugh. (Loaded 2011-05-01)

An enjoyable read (Best of British)

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Daniel Smith is an editor and writer who has compiled books on a wide range of topics, from sport to Sherlock Holmes. He is the author of "Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of Lost Pioneers," "The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide," "Think You Know It All?," and "Trend-Setters and Innovators."

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