Explain thedifferencesbetweenCockneyRhyming Slangand EnglishBy James Levinh
What is Cockney RhymingSlang? Cockney is a dialect derived from the English language.A rhyming slang is a form of phrase construction which involves replacing a common word with a rhyming phrase of two or three words.
Cockneyrhyming slang is “not” a language but a collection of phrases
Cockney dialect The letter „H‟ is dropped Double negatives & contractions Vowel shifts Tone is „rough and harsh‟
Key Points Cockney Rhyming slang relies on replacing the last word with a rhyming phrase Cockney Rhyming slangs are created by the poor working class of England in the 19th century.
Cockney Rhyming Slangs Apples and pears – stairs Brown Bread – dead Daisy Roots – boots Hit and miss - kiss or piss
A typical Cockney RhymingSlang conversation "Gotto my mickey, found me way up the apples, put on me whistle and the bloody dog went. It was me trouble telling me to fetch the teapots.”(.aldertons.com)
Which really means… “Got to my house (mickey mouse), found my way up the stairs (apples and pears), put on my suit (whistle and flute) when the phone (dog and bone) rang. It was my wife (trouble and strife) telling me to get the kids (teapot lids).“ (.aldertons.com)
English Vs. Cockney RhymingSlang English is a structured language with strict grammatical rules English is the core foundation upon which cockney is derived from. Cockney Rhyming Slang is a dialect with a specific form of phrase construction using rhyming phrases that distorts the meaning of a common word
“I wish to pay my tribute to the royal highness the Queen” (Correct use of English) “I want to see the queen you”(from an illiterate peasant)
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