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Learn How To Rhyme Like a Proper Cockney

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | August 27, 2015

Learn How To Rhyme Like a Proper Cockney

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It’s understandable that even Americans might be a bit befuddled when conversing with our pals over in England, especially if they drop some Cockney into the conversation.

Thankfully, Kate Arnell takes some of the pain away from understanding all the rhyming taking place in a certain portion of London.

Anglophenia once again brings us a wonderful slice of English culture in this video that explains some of the more classic lines delivered in Cockney.

Something tells us that we will still come away from a conversation bewildered and flummoxed.

So just nod accordingly:

As Arnell states and explains, this particular manner of speech comes by way of those who live in a very specific part of London.

The website states: “To be a true Londoner - A Cockney, you have to be born within hearing distance of the church bells of St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside, in the City of London of London. Before the advent of motor traffic, the sound of the Bow Bells apparently reached 6 miles to the East, 5 miles to the north, 4 miles to the West and 3 miles to the south.”

Now if you want to attempt the accent in the comforts of your own home, this video with actor Gareth Jameson walks you through the particulars:

We would caution against trying this out at a London pub, no matter how spectacular your inflections and command of Cockney.

Still, it’s darn fun to try, especially when you delve into the myriad rhymes, of which some are listed at the website Cockney Rhyming Slang. There is even an awesome Cockney translating tool

Despite all of this help, we all feel a bit Scooby.

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