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Jafaican it? No we're not

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Rachel Braier: Comedians might play the patois of multicultural Britain for laughs, but spoken English has been drawing on influences from other languages and dialects for centuries

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David M's curator insight, August 31, 2013 5:01 AM

"Jafaican " = "fake" Jamaican (accent)

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Is Cockney slang brown bread? It's all Multicultural London English these days - Time Out London

Is Cockney slang brown bread? It's all Multicultural London English these days - Time Out London | Dialects | Scoop.it
Time Out London
Is Cockney slang brown bread? It's all Multicultural London English these days
Time Out London
Cor blimey, guv'nor – Cockney rhyming slang is in Barney Rubble.
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Overeggs the pudding maybe? MLE is a dialect with core speakers, dating from the early 1980s. But it's the accent of choice for British hop-hop, and its style is imitated the world over.

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Black Country dialect: no more waggin' for Halesowen pupils

Black Country dialect: no more waggin' for Halesowen pupils | Dialects | Scoop.it
A school in Halesowen has banned pupils from using 'woz' and 'it wor me' in the classroom, but the playful local dialect is full of linguistic gems

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Dialect discrimination in England. Local people up in arms!

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Mercedes Durham's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:53 AM

Black country dialect ban

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No more Cockney? 'Multicultural London English' sweeps the country

No more Cockney? 'Multicultural London English' sweeps the country | Dialects | Scoop.it
A professor of linguistics from York University said the variant dialect, popularised by celebrities like Idris Elba, pictured, is 'a new kind of Cockney in a way'.

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Glaswegian cockney: the EastEnders effect

Glaswegian cockney: the EastEnders effect | Dialects | Scoop.it

Scottish soap opera fans are apparently dropping their Rs and introducing glottal stops to their original accents


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