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  • Mar 29, 2012
  • 02:39 AM

Cockney rhyming slang's brown bread: Phrases are being replaced with text speak

Eleanor Harding / Daily Mail
Would you Adam and Eve it? While cockney rhyming slang was once a quintessential part of the nation’s culture, it is fast becoming an alien language, a survey suggests. Now, Britons are much more likely to understand phrases such as ‘OMG’, ‘innit’ and ‘wicked’ than those from the old London dialect such as ‘apples and pears’.

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