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Kate Arnell goes Cockney! (Photo: Ral Gilmour)
Kate Arnell goes Cockney! (Photo: Ral Gilmour)
Kate Arnell goes Cockney! (Photo: Ral Gilmour)

If you’re only just now getting a handle on all of the basic differences between American and British English, there’s a whole other U.K. lingo to learn: Cockney rhyming slang. The theory goes that, back in the Victorian era, East End London street traders used the rhyming slang to disguise what they were saying, but it has since become part of the everyday chatter across Britain. In the latest episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series, Kate Arnell explains how you can add Cockney rhyming slang to your own daily conversations:

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.