We’re very sad to learn of the death of Smiley Culture, who passed on 15-Mar-2011. Smiley was a kind of ambassador for London-Jamaica culture, and had a big hit in the Eighties with “Cockney Translator”. So as a tribute, we’re posting this YouTube vid to help you translate between Jamaican patois and Cockney!
Richard writes: “My mum used the phrases: HOW’S YOUR BELLY OFF OF SPOTS” and “HOW’S YOUR MOTHER OFF OF DRIPPING”?” What do these phrases mean?
We get a lot of questions about TV series which feature Cockney slang. The top two are: Minder Only Fools and Horses The Sweeney Because these series are repeated continuously all round the world, they pick up fans in the strangest places who are often baffled by the Cockney lingo. For example we have a […]