Cockney Rhyming Slang
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Cockney rhyming slang originated as a code among thieves in London's East End. Adopted by costermongers and market traders, it fast became a vibrant patois that defined a community, confused the police and evolved to ever more colourful rhyming phrases. This survey is arranged in sections from family life to religion (if you can Adam and Eve it), with explanations of origins and an English-to-Slang index. Previously in Postscript as The Language of London.