Where to Find Cockneys?

Old Dec 24th, 2004, 12:37 AM
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Braums? Brahms? Dun matter. I don't have much of an ear for these things but I didn't think her accent was pronounced enough to qualify as Cockney - Londoners, can you help out on this one?

While you're at it, the late and much lamented TV series "Minder", with George Cole, introduced some London slang into the language here, most notably "dodgy". I had the impression that Arthur and Tel spoke North London - is that right?
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Old Dec 24th, 2004, 06:17 AM
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Arthur Daley came from North London but to a untrained ear like mine it can be very difficult to tell that apart from South London and of course George Cole is an actor.
Cockney is not really a dialect just someone who is born within the sound of Bow Bells.
There are people who can tell where someone comes from within a mile or two!
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Old Dec 24th, 2004, 07:22 PM
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Topping, still hoping to find out if Miss Brahms is a Cockney.

Are you happy, Neil, I spelled it your way this time.
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Old Dec 24th, 2004, 09:25 PM
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Always happy, P_M! I just assumed that the writers had slipped in a little rhyming slang when they named that character after the composer (Brahms: Brahms-and-Liszt: pissed, i.e. drunk).
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And Arthur Daley was likewise responsible for some of the most unlikely rhyming slang (Vera and Philharmonic, I ask you - and the 'Winchester Club' doorway was actually in a rather posh street in Putney). But he did introduce the usage 'Er Indoors...
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Old Dec 31st, 2004, 01:55 AM
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Cockney or mockney?
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