10 Cockney Insults

Cockney is an exceptionally coarse and vulgar dialect of English. All the insults in the video below are offensive and most definitely not politically correct.

1. Little sod – naughty boy. Origin from sodimist.
2. Plonker – idiot or stupid person.
3. Dyke – lesbian.
4. Nonce – sexually perverted person who is turned on by sex acts with children or animals.
5. Nutter – crazy person.
6. Old git – miserable old man. Git has a similar meaning to […]

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Posh VS Cockney Jane Austen (Old Video)

Here’s an old video filmed while I was living in Dubai. Let me know in a comment which acting you like more – posh or cockney!

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The Language of EastEnders

Guest post by Nina Lalumia

This is a celebration of the rich language of EastEnders, the long-running BBC drama that takes places in the fictional working-class neighbourhood of Walford in London. Before starting out, I do want to say a little bit about the other reasons I love the show. It presents a diverse range of characters: white and black, Christian and Muslim, gay and straight. But none of them are placed artificially to serve a […]

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How to Pronounce Places in London – The Cockney Way

How to say names of places in London in a Cockney / Estuary English accent.

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(1) Ends in -ham
Tottenham
Streatham
Peckham
Sydenham
Fulham
Lewisham
Balham

(2) Ends in -den / -don
Camden
Croydon
Hendon
Wimbledon

(3) Ends in -ton
Paddington
Euston
Clapton
Dalston
Haggerston
Hoxston
Stoke Newington
Islington

(4) th fronting
Southwark
South London
North London
Blackheath
Heathrow
Bethnal Green

(5) Dark /l/
Millwall
Forest Hill
Russell Square
Crystal Palace
BUT NOT: London Bridge, Leyton or Turnpike Lane

(6) Glottals either /t/ /p/ or /k/
Tooting
Waterloo
Clapham
Gatwick
Streatham

(7) H-dropping
Hackney Wick
Highbury
High […]

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London’s Modern Cockney: Jayde Pierce

The Short Answer: Jayde Pierce has a Cockney accent featuring modern pronunciations.

The In-Depth Answer: British model and Instagram personality Jayde Pierce (rumoured to have dated Justin Bieber) speaks with a delicious, modern Cockney accent. Her manner of speaking reflects how London’s Cockney accent has evolved away from its harsh and grating origins. When listening to Jayde Pierce speak, I hear an authentic London voice that reflects how people with a working class background actually speak in real life in and […]

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Kate Moss: How She Speaks

Kate Moss has been at the centre of British fashion since the 90’s. We are all familiar with her famous face, but not so much with the voice that goes with it. This is because for much of her fashion career, Kate Moss avoided appearing in radio or television spoken interviews. After keeping silent for so long, Kate Moss is increasingly appearing once again in video in spoken interviews. This post speculates as to why […]

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Things People Shout On The Jeremy Kyle Show…

Introducing you to Jeremy Kyle English!

Jeremy Kyle English refers to the non-standard varieties of British English that you hear on the Jeremy Kyle chat show. The people on the show can be quite hard to understand: lucky for you I made a list of the common phrases and expressions you hear people shout!

Things People Say on Jeremy Kyle:
at the end of the day
you’re having a laugh
you’re doing my head in
you’re out of order
to swear […]

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Cockney Accent and Phrases

Perdita Lawton’s tips and tricks to speak with a perfect London accent that will convince anyone that you’re a cockney…

(1) In the cockney accent the letter /h/ at the beginning of words such as dropped. ‘Hard’ becomes ‘ard’.

(2) Cockneys also change the sound of words ending in -er such as ‘butter’. The final syllable in in the word is replaced with a schwa sound and no /r/ consonant is pronounced.

(3) Letter /t/ in the […]

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