According to a recent report by the BBC, Cockney is set to move east in the next 30 years, out of London and nearer to the surrounding counties. The London accent is expected to be replaced by one influenced by London’s multicultural population, many of whom are not native speakers of English. Professor Paul Kerswill from Lancaster University carried out the study which shows this move toward Multicultural London English, or ‘Jafaican’, if you prefer the slang term.
Apples and pears – stairs.
So, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some Cockney Rhyming Slang, and I wonder […]