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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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Active Listening, Part 2: Oot and Aboot

This is Part 2 of 3 in Active Listening for Accents (see Part 1 here). Last time I promised more of a specific example of active listening when learning an accent, and the sounds you can notice hidden beneath the surface. We’ll explore an example of that, and the kind of issues it brings up […]

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