Hurray for Abingdon School in Oxfordshire, who are teaching their BIN LIDS how to use their LOAF OF BREAD and learn some proper cockney rhyming slang! The fun lesson was inspired by a Birmingham Stage Company’s production of ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams. One of the key characters is a young Londoner called Soot (can […]
Cole Moreton bemoans the loss of the cockney voice in this piece for the Radio Times. And it’s true. With all the comings and goings, like in any big city, its inhabitants will eventually change. Their customs will change, their food will change, their culture will change and of course their language and accents will change.
My name is Jade Joddle (left side of the video) and I grew up in Elephant and Castle, ‘Saaf Lahndan’. People are often surprised to find out about my origins because I do not speak with a Cockney accent anymore. However, I can easily switch into the Cockney accent because my family are born and […]
Advertisers just love using Cockney accents to flog their gear. Maybe it’s cos the original Cockneys were the market traders, barrow boys and costermongers of the East London marketplace – they had to push their wares or starve! Anyway, whatever the reason, here’s a compilation of our top 10 favourite adverts featuring our beloved Cockney […]
Alright good people. Do you want to hear a 10 minute slice of tribal-punk-cockney-jazz-soul-poetry, including four wicked spoken dialogues in the Cockney lingo? Course you do! Head on over to https://soundcloud.com/fishinabox/sold where you can hear it. It stars trumpeter Andie Handei Kumafaro and it’ll be a treat for all fans of CRASS because it features ex-members Penny […]
It’s official me old mates. The Cockney accent (as if we needed tellin’) is one of the sexiest accents there is. On men, anyway. A recent survey found the most sexiest accents are: Sexiest British accents for men: Irish Scottish West Country Cockney Oxford / Posh But unfortunately for the Twist and Twirls, a Cockney […]
Has Becks dropped his Cockney roots and turned Posh? Is Becks now Posh? Becks was born in Leytonstone, which is at the far end of the 1851 “sound of Bow Bells”, so for argument’s sake (let’s not get all silly about this) he was born a Cockney. And his accent was certainly “London” if not […]
The Bow Bells The sound of the bells of St Mary-le-Bow church, Cheapside, have been heard across London since medieval times. The church was built in 1080 and has been rebuilt several times, including by Sir Christopher Wren who rebuilt the church after being completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The church was […]
Often we’re asked what the London accent sounds like. Well, it’s a bit daft trying to describe it – it’s better to listen to real people speaking or singing isn’t it? So, we’ve decided to launch a series of articles about real people who speak in a London accent, with posts to videos or recordings of […]
You’re using Cockney Rhyming Slang and you didn’t even know it. Here are the top ten Cockney sayings that you probably use every day without even knowing you were speaking Cockney!