You have just completed writing your document. It could be an essay, book, journal article, or business report. You have checked through it so many times, completely revised it once or twice, but you are still not confident that you […]
Polari – still a secret language?
I first became aware of Polari from the 1960s BBC radio show Round the Horne starring Kenneth Horne. Camp Polari-speaking characters Julian (Jules) and Sandy were played by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams and popularized the use of Polari. It […]
Rhyming slang: Part 2 – International
Looking at the spread of rhyming slang to other English-speaking countries, especially those that had strong maritime links with the UK historically, such as Australia and USA.
Rhyming slang: Part 1 – Britain
Slang where words are replaced by a words or phrases with which they rhyme.
It’s just a phrase I’m going through: Money slang
There are many words relating to money – you would expect that as money is such a vital commodity. Words such as cash, coins, and currency are familiar, but there are also many slang words, such as: bread, dosh […]
Textese (or Text-ese)
Textese is a form of written language that is used in short text messages (SMS) and other digital communications such as emails, characterized by many abbreviations and typically not following standard spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and style. In 2009 the […]
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