Cockney

The term Cockney does not, as is often thought, mean a person from London's East End, but someone born within the sound of the bells of St Mary le Bow in the Strand. Traditionally, many Cockneys lived in Southwark. The cockney family of Dogget, and an introduction to cockney rhyming slang, are to be found in LONDON: 'Gin Lane'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Chaucer's cheerful prologue to his Canterbury Tales about April’s sweet showers was echoed grimly at the start of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland : “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land . . .”




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