Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Day I Met Cockney Royalty

From Left to Right: Teresa Watts – Pearly Queen of Clapton, Terry Sadler – Pearly King of Tower Hamlets, Vicky Groves – Pearly Queen of Bow, Lorraine Sadler – Pearly Queen of Tower Hamlets. Since starting up this podcast, I’ve met some brilliant people – and the first episode isn’t even live yet. But a real highlight […]

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How Cockney Are You?

How well do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang? [mlw_quizmaster quiz=1]   … now see if you made the leaderboard: [mlw_quizmaster_leaderboard mlw_quiz=1]   To keep updated on the Finding Voices podcast, and for free accent tips, subscribe to my blog using the box at the top of the page. What’s your favourite Cockney term? Do you know […]

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Is Cockney Dead?

Is Cockney Dead? I spotted this scrawling a while ago on a wall in the East End of London. Now, I have no idea who wrote this – and like many good pieces of graffiti it doesn’t offer any explanation about why exactly it was written. But any current resident of London can, of course, take a good […]

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