A LONDONER Explains How to Speak COCKNEY (London accent)

If you plan to visit London, speak with Londoners understand TV shows and films set in London or characters from London then you need to understand the cockney. In this video everything will be explained by a London legend (ok, maybe not a legend, rather some geezer from London we found in the pub). You'll learn about the pronunciation, typical expressions and Cockney rhyming slang. Absolutely everything. And I ain't telling porkies neither.
Famous cockneys include: David Beckham, Adele, Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Amy Winehouse,
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  • @LetThemTalkTV
    @LetThemTalkTV4 жыл бұрын

    Say something nice

  • @monicas.701

    @monicas.701

    4 жыл бұрын

    I MAY NOT SAY THIS EVERYDAY BUT YOUR INSPIRATIONAL WORDS ARE LIKE BEAUTIFUL FOOTPRINTS THAT HAVE BEEN ETCHED IN MY HEART AND MIND FOREVER !!!!! THANK YOU SWEETHEART !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @cubestuff3928

    @cubestuff3928

    4 жыл бұрын

    Gangnam style

  • @worldscalephotography

    @worldscalephotography

    4 жыл бұрын

    Wike shugah and spoice?

  • @johntesla8538

    @johntesla8538

    4 жыл бұрын

    Вы прекрасны

  • @cs-hr1mq

    @cs-hr1mq

    4 жыл бұрын

    something nice

  • @JP-1990
    @JP-19904 жыл бұрын

    Me: "Help I'm lost" Bloke: *explains directions using rhyming slang* Me: "Help I'm lost on multiple levels."

  • @eddyvideostar

    @eddyvideostar

    3 жыл бұрын

    To JP: I was reared, trained, and bred in my younger days of yore, in Elephant & Castle and Kennington. S. E. 17, before I was ex-pat. This rhyming slang can cause confusion due to its capricious nature of creating neologisms which are not universal, by slapping together words at one's whim.

  • @ImehSmith

    @ImehSmith

    3 жыл бұрын

    IKR😂🤣🤣👍👍

  • @kevinzhu6417

    @kevinzhu6417

    3 жыл бұрын

    my man just freestyled the directions to you

  • @OREO-cv3om

    @OREO-cv3om

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@ImehSmith ikr you a bich init bro ikr 😂😂😂😂😒😒😒😑😑

  • @inspectorjavert8443

    @inspectorjavert8443

    2 жыл бұрын

    Alright mate, what you is you shuck your way up the meet and greet up ‘ere (points) then you take a cock fight and shuck for about ‘Alf a grandfather and it’ll be right on your identity. An if you Normandy Beach the public bog you’ve gone a bit too open bar right?

  • @OdinzEinherjar
    @OdinzEinherjar4 жыл бұрын

    It's not just an accent its a whole dialect.

  • @Berchol

    @Berchol

    4 жыл бұрын

    Yes, it sounds more appropriate

  • @OdinzEinherjar

    @OdinzEinherjar

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Penda Frightening how some talk in London now, have you seen the new series of Top Boy? You need f**kin subtitles to begin to comprehend that rubbish.

  • @MrRolnicek

    @MrRolnicek

    4 жыл бұрын

    At level 3 it's more of an encryption algorithm than a dialect.

  • @1710000huh

    @1710000huh

    4 жыл бұрын

    Nice nickname

  • @OdinzEinherjar

    @OdinzEinherjar

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@1710000huh Twinz

  • @jonemorgana2079
    @jonemorgana2079 Жыл бұрын

    I can’t tell you how much this video has helped me! I had to learn the cockney accent for an audition for “Sherlock Holmes” and because I rewatched and practiced with this video I got one of the lead roles! So thank you for doing what you do!!!

  • @ChelissaMoon

    @ChelissaMoon

    Жыл бұрын

    Congratulations 🎉 break a leg

  • @killolot

    @killolot

    Жыл бұрын

    @@ChelissaMoon Mr cumberbatch?

  • @dirtydave2691

    @dirtydave2691

    Жыл бұрын

    Jolly good show. Well done mate!

  • @ax3226

    @ax3226

    Жыл бұрын

    Alrighty mate

  • @kaylamolkner4253

    @kaylamolkner4253

    Жыл бұрын

    same!!

  • @JBCavern
    @JBCavern Жыл бұрын

    Wow, I thought American urban English was tough. 🤣 This was hilarious! Thank you for posting this for us non-Cockney speakers.

  • @archlab007

    @archlab007

    Жыл бұрын

    WhatchU-talkin'bout?

  • @GattToDaChoppa

    @GattToDaChoppa

    Жыл бұрын

    @@archlab007" WhatchU-talkin'bout? asshole!" - gary coleman, postal 2

  • @archlab007

    @archlab007

    Жыл бұрын

    @@GattToDaChoppa Hostile Muhh-Fuhhhh...

  • @jamesbohnenkamp778

    @jamesbohnenkamp778

    Жыл бұрын

    💯

  • @childofcascadia

    @childofcascadia

    Жыл бұрын

    @JBCavern Where I live in the us, street english can be hard to understand if people dont want to be understood by outsiders (even by americans not from here) but this is another whole level of wtf.

  • @parsia1363
    @parsia13633 жыл бұрын

    "Say hello Bob." Bob: " Ellow" this was the best and funniest example of the accent.

  • @starzy8288

    @starzy8288

    3 жыл бұрын

    Mate I'm a Londoner and i laughed like fuck at that part, is just so true. Surprisingly there was no mention on awaight (all right) 👌

  • @eddyvideostar

    @eddyvideostar

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@starzy8288 What was the video timing of this?

  • @AMcDub0708

    @AMcDub0708

    3 жыл бұрын

    Ikr?! So funny 😆

  • @Tryst46

    @Tryst46

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@starzy8288 That's because "awaight" is a modern variant that was never part of the original Cockney accent. In the original Cockney, the "r" was pronounced so it sounded more like "awright". It's really sad that the original Cockney has been lost over the years due to too much cross culture. Try watching the musical "Oliver" and you'll hear a much better depiction of the original Cockney accent and not "de saaf London speak yer get dare na."

  • @lifeinseoul3468

    @lifeinseoul3468

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@eddyvideostar 1:43

  • @SatiDevi444
    @SatiDevi4444 жыл бұрын

    I'm going to England and now I'm scared people will talk to me like this.

  • @troublewithweebles

    @troublewithweebles

    4 жыл бұрын

    Went to Europe last summer, and the hardest time I had understanding anyone I talked to was in London.

  • @ThatValorguy

    @ThatValorguy

    4 жыл бұрын

    You’ll hear more foreign languages spoken than actual English in London

  • @hennessy8094

    @hennessy8094

    4 жыл бұрын

    As a Londoner if you go to tourist areas you will find english easier and some that you will be used to. However the further you get from the tourist areas you'll hear slang which will make you confused

  • @mysterycrumble

    @mysterycrumble

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@troublewithweebles you didn't go to Glasgow then

  • @michaelskoomamacher5652

    @michaelskoomamacher5652

    4 жыл бұрын

    *laughs in Welsh and Northerner*

  • @livingstranger
    @livingstranger Жыл бұрын

    I would imagine the Cockney accent got it’s prideful exuberance from the early 80’s British punk rock scene.

  • @normfredriksen1381
    @normfredriksen1381 Жыл бұрын

    As an American I can understand most accents of English. We have a lot of them here on this side of the pond. I can even understand them when the speaker is three sheets to the wind, but there is one accent that perplexed me. I found myself sitting next to a dockworker from Liverpool in a bar in Medan, Sumatra back in the late 70's. He was well into his cups when he initiated conversation and for the life of me I couldn't understand a word he was saying. All I could do was nod at what seemed to be the appropriate times..

  • @qwertasdfg8828

    @qwertasdfg8828

    10 ай бұрын

    Congrats! This was a dialect spoken originally by The Beatles! No wonder, initially nobody wanted to buy their discs! )))))))))))

  • @normfredriksen1381

    @normfredriksen1381

    10 ай бұрын

    @@qwertasdfg8828 The Beatles were scholars in comparison.

  • @qwertasdfg8828

    @qwertasdfg8828

    10 ай бұрын

    @@normfredriksen1381 Indeed, the postmodern times differ. Jeans had no holes, being not ragged! ))))))))))

  • @SirMasi
    @SirMasi4 жыл бұрын

    "Cockney uses rhyming slang" Me: oh cool! "Sometimes we drop the word that rhymes" Me: 😳

  • @FINDINGFITNESS101

    @FINDINGFITNESS101

    4 жыл бұрын

    That's true. For example, Having a Turkish Bath means "having a laugh", yet we only say "having a Turkish". If you're here and someone tries ripping you off, ask them "are you havin' a Turkish? Then say " Do yourself a lemon! ( lemon flavour) meaning favour.

  • @TheRichardSilver

    @TheRichardSilver

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@FINDINGFITNESS101 But why Lemon if the word that rhymes is flavour, it could be any flavour then. I am trying desperately to see the logic but it just aint there mate.

  • @jakebustillos9

    @jakebustillos9

    4 жыл бұрын

    Richard Aka Silver there’s no logic it’s just slang that rhymes that got progressively “slangier”

  • @estoy1001

    @estoy1001

    4 жыл бұрын

    Like calling someone a "berk" is rather rude, but could be even more so in the US, since it's a part of rhyming slang; short for "Berkshire Hunt". And yes, "hunt" does rhyme with what you think it does.

  • @jskratnyarlathotep8411

    @jskratnyarlathotep8411

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@TheRichardSilver that is the point. It was invented so that no one outside won't understand what are they talking about

  • @thefloridamanofytcomments5264
    @thefloridamanofytcomments52644 жыл бұрын

    Me: Excuse me, where can I get a hamburger around here? Brit: oi mate u cannae get a blo’y right bleed innit bruv sik ya well lad Me: Please I’m so hungry.

  • @JehovaRaah3

    @JehovaRaah3

    4 жыл бұрын

    Lol. Why did this make me laugh so hard?? Haha

  • @Naughtydog8906

    @Naughtydog8906

    4 жыл бұрын

    The Florida Man Of YT Comments ahahah 😆

  • @Dawid2235h

    @Dawid2235h

    4 жыл бұрын

    Innit

  • @maxcuthbert100

    @maxcuthbert100

    4 жыл бұрын

    Try harder.

  • @justryan6480

    @justryan6480

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@Naughtydog8906 Same XD

  • @parsleycrafts
    @parsleycrafts11 ай бұрын

    as a dnd player I often watch accent videos and I have to say this is the best accent video I have ever seen. you've made my cockney adventurer even better than they already are

  • @groovedohg
    @groovedohg Жыл бұрын

    It's really weird. My mother was English but I was born and raised in New Zealand. I always pronounced innit, fanks, bruvver and summing (something) etc growing up. It just seemed easier to get out and not so posh. As a Kiwi growing up in the 60s and 70s I was typically using G'day a lot and virtually every sentence ending with 'ay'. I emigrated to England in the late 80s for 14 years and the past 20 years I have been in Ireland with very little if any Kiwi interaction. My brother who lives in Australua since the mid 90s came to visit me in Ireland a few years ago and he kept on telling me I said 'Yeah Nah' a hell of a lot. I was completely unaware I was even saying it, and in the 60s to 80s there was no highlighting of New Zealanders using this term. Nowadays it is a very common thing for a Kiwi to say. I can't for the life of me understand how I picked up the Yeah Nah having been away from NZ for 34 years. But I still proudly have a Kiwi accent

  • @ryanparker4996

    @ryanparker4996

    Жыл бұрын

    Yeah Nah = I acknowledge what you're saying but I disagree/refuse Nah Yeah = I know its hard to believe but its true Thats how I hear these phrases

  • @groovedohg

    @groovedohg

    Жыл бұрын

    @@ryanparker4996 You see, I sometimes start a chat with Yeah Nah. I can't understand why I do it.

  • @ryanparker4996

    @ryanparker4996

    Жыл бұрын

    @@groovedohg same reason I say "innit" and "dya know what I mean" without meaning to 😂

  • @ek-nz

    @ek-nz

    9 ай бұрын

    I’m a kiwi with only one kiwi grandparent but two kiwi parents. Went to Europe and the UK for nine months in 2006 and when I got home I got teased for sounding so Pommy. Always been interested in other accents though, and even though that was like 15 years ago I still get asked (in NZ) where I’m from sometimes. But it’s a mystery why someone who’s been away for as long as @groovedohg would have picked up ‘yeah nah’. That’s definitely more recent than 20 years down here.

  • @dominicwright6093

    @dominicwright6093

    6 ай бұрын

    The hellll is a kiwi

  • @ChocolateGamer44
    @ChocolateGamer443 жыл бұрын

    Damn I’m so high I really didn’t realize Bob was just himself with glasses smh. Quality acting my guy

  • @astromodo

    @astromodo

    3 жыл бұрын

    i... i wouldn't even notice if i hadn't seen your comment and... i'm.... . not even high oh mygod

  • @RobertSeviour1

    @RobertSeviour1

    3 жыл бұрын

    Do yerself a faver an get orf the Bob mate, don't do you no good. Bob Hope = ????

  • @bigsteve6729

    @bigsteve6729

    3 жыл бұрын

    Yeah you made that up

  • @nightlife791

    @nightlife791

    2 жыл бұрын

    @@RobertSeviour1 dope :)

  • @Wavemaninawe

    @Wavemaninawe

    2 жыл бұрын

    I thought Bob was his uncle?

  • @Tara-sf7uu
    @Tara-sf7uu3 жыл бұрын

    OMG. It makes so much sense now! When I was a kid, my mom remarried into a British family and my new step-grandad had the Cockney accent....I thought he was crazy! He would speak, and look at me expectantly, as if I was to answer him but I had no clue what he was saying! It seemed like a bunch of garbled mismatched words lmao ....I thought he had dementia! 🤭 Bless him, I bet he thought I was slow in the head too...😂

  • @eddyvideostar

    @eddyvideostar

    3 жыл бұрын

    This is similar to the Jamaicans. Rough riding with their remarking. --------------- JA's sound like they can speak ten languages -- but cannot speak one! They used to be a British colony, but since they became "independent," they don't know who they are nor who they want to sell their souls to.

  • @carlcarl70

    @carlcarl70

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@eddyvideostar what the hell are you talking about. You are taking the piss. Fool

  • @eddyvideostar

    @eddyvideostar

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@carlcarl70 Bye, Selassie!

  • @txt5201

    @txt5201

    3 жыл бұрын

    eddyvideostar ummm mate ur quite wrong there

  • @Tara-sf7uu

    @Tara-sf7uu

    3 жыл бұрын

    Everyone I have ever met from JA has spoken the universal language of good food. So Ive had zero problems in that area... I can speak jerk chicken and black cake fluently!😂

  • @dub537h5
    @dub537h5 Жыл бұрын

    This is just amazing. Plus this guy's humor is fantastic 😆

  • @davidrussellhamrick1828
    @davidrussellhamrick1828 Жыл бұрын

    When my daughter was learning to talk she fell into using F and V for the unvoiced and voiced TH sounds. But she also put a hard T in place of the -ED to make past tense of verbs. So I heard things like, "Bad wevver, it fundert!" = "Bad weather, it thundered!" Somehow a little Texan was coming out with Cockney German. 😄

  • @AmanBakshi
    @AmanBakshi3 жыл бұрын

    level 1: I don't understand the accent level 2: I understand but can't make sense out of it level 3:

  • @myk1137

    @myk1137

    3 жыл бұрын

    Wha' 'e ew is vis?

  • @woundedhealer999
    @woundedhealer9993 жыл бұрын

    I'm not British, but lived in London for 3 years. I always Loved the Cockney accent, especially "innit" and "alright, luv?" :) will always remember London so fondly.

  • @DMSProduktions

    @DMSProduktions

    3 жыл бұрын

    DON'T go to JELLY now! LOL! ;oP

  • @wh1skeysmoker

    @wh1skeysmoker

    3 жыл бұрын

    Cheers mi old china...love my accent 😁

  • @daniellekay91

    @daniellekay91

    3 жыл бұрын

    Bless! I’m not British either, but lived London for two years. I love the cockney accent. This video makes me want to move back. Love this city.

  • @tonydepiq2368

    @tonydepiq2368

    3 жыл бұрын

    Hmm think ull find its darling in london not love..thats the north

  • @beneathourfeet3815

    @beneathourfeet3815

    3 жыл бұрын

    its more of awight

  • @SoriaCenter
    @SoriaCenter Жыл бұрын

    This was fascinating to me! I have spent time in the Caribbean and there is a similar way the locals code their English like the cockney. Each Island has its own form of Creole spoken. When I hear it, I know I am listening to English words.... but the order and meaning are different..

  • @catybeaven1097

    @catybeaven1097

    2 ай бұрын

    Its patois

  • @KenjiMapes
    @KenjiMapes9 ай бұрын

    So good. The banter between them is awesome & “Cousin Bob” does a hilariously wonderful job.

  • @salehalharthi305
    @salehalharthi3054 жыл бұрын

    I have been studying English for almost ten years now, yet I think after this video, I need another ten.

  • @509Gman

    @509Gman

    4 жыл бұрын

    intensive excite I’ve been speaking English all my life, and I feel the same way.

  • @RamaFuckingRama

    @RamaFuckingRama

    4 жыл бұрын

    same here lol

  • @scarlettstott7570

    @scarlettstott7570

    4 жыл бұрын

    Watch some British tv, it might help with fluency

  • @bveracka

    @bveracka

    4 жыл бұрын

    Like any other dialect, if you immerse yourself in it, you'll learn it quite fast (if you want to). The "level three" stuff is fairly uncommon to hear if you're just visiting, but of course pockets of folks here and there - especially criminals, drunks, junkies, etc. - will always keep it alive. I think it's great.

  • @robplazzman6049

    @robplazzman6049

    4 жыл бұрын

    Translate the following: “Eee arr missus, you can park yer plaster ere” .... I’ll give you a couple of days !

  • @distrologic2925
    @distrologic29254 жыл бұрын

    "Lemon and lime have nothing to do with time, its all about the rhyme." What am I watching

  • @maxcuthbert100

    @maxcuthbert100

    4 жыл бұрын

    Inglish,innit ?!

  • @CyberninjaX01

    @CyberninjaX01

    4 жыл бұрын

    Plus Britney spears for beer? Should be king Lear, and bubble bath for laugh not a turkish... Who Is this Toby!

  • @fernandomilan8754

    @fernandomilan8754

    4 жыл бұрын

    He lost me there

  • @davidgm1000

    @davidgm1000

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@CyberninjaX01 is this Toby, a bit of a Jeremy, do you think? - (as in Jeremy 'unt)

  • @kodiakandgrizzlybears3787

    @kodiakandgrizzlybears3787

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@CyberninjaX01 Britney Spears stands for 'ears'!!

  • @pedroa4132
    @pedroa4132 Жыл бұрын

    Great presentation and depth here. I think London owes you a debt of gratitude!

  • @Great.AnotherChristian
    @Great.AnotherChristian Жыл бұрын

    Just wanted to say that I appreciate all of the presentation. I've learned a bunch here today. Thank you!

  • @yeaheverday
    @yeaheverday4 жыл бұрын

    “Speak English to me Tony. I thought this country spawned the f’n language and so far no one seems to speak it.” - Cousin Avi

  • @mahularamaphoko1666

    @mahularamaphoko1666

    4 жыл бұрын

    Gulf Marsh Bayou and Bay love that movie

  • @jasonmateus924

    @jasonmateus924

    4 жыл бұрын

    I think I'm gonna have to watch it again just because of this video ahha

  • @3fingerheater

    @3fingerheater

    4 жыл бұрын

    What movie is this from?

  • @yeaheverday

    @yeaheverday

    4 жыл бұрын

    Jason Mateus - peep out - “lock stocks and two smoking gun barrels “ as well. One of my favorites. It was kinda a prequel to snatch..... sort of.

  • @Celestial_Kumiho

    @Celestial_Kumiho

    4 жыл бұрын

    No Pfp snatch

  • @cullenmitchell9165
    @cullenmitchell91654 жыл бұрын

    So the lower classes of London developed an accent just to confound the upper classes? Sounds proper English to me.

  • @torspedia

    @torspedia

    4 жыл бұрын

    Cullen Mitchell yea’, t’ ‘id wa’ dey were ra’lin on abou’ from Old Bill, ini’? 😜

  • @shirleycameron7718

    @shirleycameron7718

    4 жыл бұрын

    Not my cup of tea...tks anyway....

  • @idnyftw

    @idnyftw

    4 жыл бұрын

    the British think of everything

  • @DigitalBrain22

    @DigitalBrain22

    4 жыл бұрын

    Cullen Mitchell you’re a dick.

  • @noobert7274

    @noobert7274

    4 жыл бұрын

    S. FRCA piss off

  • @boblabla4756
    @boblabla4756 Жыл бұрын

    This, is prolly the best thing I have watched this year. I'm a HUGE Guy Ritchie fan and now the lingo is making sense. I'm gunna have to watch this about another five limes but I think I'll catch on.

  • @umbrellacorp.
    @umbrellacorp. Жыл бұрын

    This is why I love the English Accent. 😂👍

  • @zincwick99
    @zincwick993 жыл бұрын

    I am a born and bred Londoner living in Canada for the past 39 years. I have never lost my London accent and cockney slang. Thanks for the refresher.

  • @birdsarentreal3054

    @birdsarentreal3054

    2 жыл бұрын

    Could u help me plz?, How can i learn it?

  • @DrewpyYT

    @DrewpyYT

    2 жыл бұрын

    @@birdsarentreal3054 try practicing the words in the video than create ur own sentences. That should help maybe!

  • @DrewpyYT

    @DrewpyYT

    2 жыл бұрын

    @La verdad de la milanesa yes! I find the English accents very outstanding

  • @Bonzman

    @Bonzman

    2 жыл бұрын

    When me and the trouble visited California, they thought we were Aussies!

  • @birdsarentreal3054

    @birdsarentreal3054

    2 жыл бұрын

    @@DrewpyYT thanx

  • @paul-pablo
    @paul-pablo4 жыл бұрын

    I'm italian and now I'm really confused. The third level is absurd.

  • @decept1k919

    @decept1k919

    4 жыл бұрын

    Paolo I’m a native speaker and I have no idea what he’s saying either

  • @paul-pablo

    @paul-pablo

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Nicoletta Ciccone può darmi del tu 😂

  • @joshuarosen6242

    @joshuarosen6242

    4 жыл бұрын

    I'm English and although I did already know almost all the rhyming slang, it's worth pointing out that no-one has spoken like that ever except as a joke. Individual phrases are still fairly common in London and it was probably more common a long time ago. I lived in London for 20 years, 20 years ago and even then no-one spoke like that even in a jellied eel emporium (which is a real thing and the most Cockney thing ever). Cockney rhyming slang is principally meant to be funny but it cannot be compared to rural dialects in Italy for example where that really is the mother tongue of people in a specific region.

  • @Aspro4

    @Aspro4

    4 жыл бұрын

    For me also the third level sounds like some sort of encrypted speech. I think that you may have a similar feeling if you have learnt the official French language and you hear the “marseillais” or “provençal” dialect.

  • @laraz-F

    @laraz-F

    4 жыл бұрын

    Lol you thought cockney was hard, try the slang around stoke on trent that will blow your mind example "Hello" cockney "alright mate" stoke "awat" 😆..say it a...wat,"Head, cockney "Ed" stoke "yed" and loads more. Now that's more confusing than cockney lol 😆

  • @chapsnaps1
    @chapsnaps1 Жыл бұрын

    Best line in Carry on Cleo. Kenneth Williams to Charles Hawtrey: "I know an iron when I see one!" The best thing is that children don't get it, but adults do. The writing in those movies was second to none.

  • @richardrichard394
    @richardrichard394 Жыл бұрын

    Thank you so much for explaining!

  • @plainlogic
    @plainlogic4 жыл бұрын

    Silly me, I thought English is my first language.

  • @jeltje50

    @jeltje50

    4 жыл бұрын

    Well cockney is almost it's own language. You don't have to feel bad.

  • @KathrynLiz1

    @KathrynLiz1

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@jeltje50 Yes it's difficult unless you grew up with it...

  • @fishboi8314

    @fishboi8314

    4 жыл бұрын

    I speak american

  • @plainlogic

    @plainlogic

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@fishboi8314Merica, fuck YEAH!

  • @plainlogic

    @plainlogic

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@vincek100 oh Goddamn, lets erase this abomination of grammar and start all over.

  • @williamrandle4589
    @williamrandle45893 жыл бұрын

    I remember being confused for ages as a child when I asked my Grandad about his dad and he told me was "Brown bread" 😂

  • @chellay325

    @chellay325

    2 жыл бұрын

    this is so cute and innocent ahahah

  • @marugotofromMCGI

    @marugotofromMCGI

    Жыл бұрын

    I don't get it, could you please explain?

  • @williamrandle4589

    @williamrandle4589

    Жыл бұрын

    @@marugotofromMCGI Brown Bread is rhyming slang for dead but being a small child I took it quite literally 😂

  • @walterweiss7124

    @walterweiss7124

    Жыл бұрын

    @@williamrandle4589 yep, all we learnt about cockney in a German school were these funny rhyming slangs

  • @ayla3106

    @ayla3106

    Жыл бұрын

    ))))

  • @hikaru9624
    @hikaru9624 Жыл бұрын

    Watching this brought back memories of Watching sitcoms like only fools and horses, open all hours and porridge with my late dad.

  • @PruneNut
    @PruneNut Жыл бұрын

    Don’t know how or why I was recommended this video, but I enjoyed it. Thank you for the laughs.

  • @Whiteout144
    @Whiteout1444 жыл бұрын

    Never understood why my British dad (I'm American) called his cell a dog and bone until now never bothered to ask just assumed it had to do with it rhyming and he thought he was being funny. I'm 23 and I'm sorry dad you're not actually crazy...

  • @FINDINGFITNESS101

    @FINDINGFITNESS101

    4 жыл бұрын

    I think ya old man's in a right two and eight. If he's on his Jack Jones, tell him to get on the blower and give me a shout. We'll have a right giraffe. Wack on a whistle and flute and down a few jars. Keep ya minces peeled an don't tell the trouble and strife or they'll be Barney Rubble and plenty of claret! All The Best Mush! P.s "Don't worry, your dad will understand"!

  • @cruyffssoul2397

    @cruyffssoul2397

    4 жыл бұрын

    TL Strength & Conditioning Care to translate that LOL

  • @cruyffssoul2397

    @cruyffssoul2397

    4 жыл бұрын

    Sakurako Hikari I want to know if there’s a site in which one can translate modern English to Cockney. Perhaps it could be found easily but...I’m too lazy to search I have enough work already lol

  • @RocoWolf

    @RocoWolf

    4 жыл бұрын

    From guessing, I think I got some of it lol

  • @schubyu7770

    @schubyu7770

    4 жыл бұрын

    Lab dance

  • @JimmyCrafter
    @JimmyCrafter4 жыл бұрын

    learning this accent is like learning a whole nother language from square one

  • @rat_king-

    @rat_king-

    3 жыл бұрын

    mate you don't even know 'alf, of it m8

  • @Driver0808657

    @Driver0808657

    3 жыл бұрын

    Guessing you've never heard Newfoundland English 😂

  • @dovie2blue

    @dovie2blue

    3 жыл бұрын

    Anuva Langwidge bruvva

  • @TheLordIsMyShepherd75

    @TheLordIsMyShepherd75

    3 жыл бұрын

    Now I'm glad to be English(Please don't say British!!)

  • @demondrive147

    @demondrive147

    3 жыл бұрын

    Just lazily miss some letters and you'll be great at it 🤣

  • @M.C.P.
    @M.C.P. Жыл бұрын

    I'm Italian and I felt so lost at the end... 😭😂 I'm here for David Bowie ❤ and also because one of my cousins is British Italian from London, I want to try some sentence 😂 Thank you for this video! Ciao!

  • @DrDaab
    @DrDaab Жыл бұрын

    Wonderful. Not only educational but hilarious too. Thanks !

  • @Fallout3kicksass1
    @Fallout3kicksass14 жыл бұрын

    Now I understand that scene from Austin Powers where hes talking to his dad

  • @rachelbrenner4092

    @rachelbrenner4092

    4 жыл бұрын

    Ah come on Dad you know speak English English!

  • @theldraspneumonoultramicro405

    @theldraspneumonoultramicro405

    4 жыл бұрын

    i always thought that was a parody and joke on how non-brits hear british accent, specifically, london accent, where they just quickfire and string together random words, turns out, it's actually a real bonafide accent.

  • @d.gerstmann4930

    @d.gerstmann4930

    4 жыл бұрын

    Hahaha best scene

  • @john-pierrerichard1791

    @john-pierrerichard1791

    4 жыл бұрын

    Oh no... It's true! Every now and then I watch England-made movies (not Hollywood) ONLY with closed captioning!

  • @john-pierrerichard1791

    @john-pierrerichard1791

    4 жыл бұрын

    Here's another great scene on youtube: "Manc or wank" 🤣

  • @xiiaohao3871
    @xiiaohao38714 жыл бұрын

    Imagine someone saying to you : "Can I use your dog to call the missus?"

  • @yengsabio5315

    @yengsabio5315

    4 жыл бұрын

    Damn, the room for misinterpretation is too wide for such a sentence! 😂😂😂

  • @ciaran7162

    @ciaran7162

    4 жыл бұрын

    You wouldn't you'd say can I use ya blowa 😁

  • @taunuslunatic404

    @taunuslunatic404

    4 жыл бұрын

    Allo me old mucker can I use your dog to call the trouble and strife in her jam jar?

  • @komilovalyukobondmantaj232

    @komilovalyukobondmantaj232

    4 жыл бұрын

    Hey, why has your comment effected to me hilariously, although I don't know to read?

  • @newdawnforall6264

    @newdawnforall6264

    4 жыл бұрын

    Trouble's on the dog. (Trouble 'n' strife - wife, is on the dog 'n' bone, phone)

  • @FanaticFilmsINC
    @FanaticFilmsINC Жыл бұрын

    Lol! Brilliant beyond words. I especially appreciated the "Cockney-o-meter" and agree, every home NEEDS one!

  • @kleliaoliveira8434
    @kleliaoliveira84346 ай бұрын

    As an English learner I've gotta say that I fell in love with this Cockney accent since I heard "a bo'o'wa'e" for the very first time 😊 thank you for this video, it helps a lot 🙏

  • @TheLegallygorgeous
    @TheLegallygorgeous4 жыл бұрын

    Me (goes to the cops to report a theft): Some tea leaf half-inched my tit-for-tat from my jam car! The cops: .....

  • @seand.g423

    @seand.g423

    4 жыл бұрын

    Okay... seriously, whut?

  • @pedropopelka3166

    @pedropopelka3166

    4 жыл бұрын

    isnt it jam jar? ahaha just sayin c:

  • @thumblesteen7696

    @thumblesteen7696

    4 жыл бұрын

    No sensible working class person would ever go to the police. More harm than good. We usually solve these matters through diplomacy believe it or not. One example from my own life is how I was robbed earlier this year, rather than being a filthy rat, I just talked to the guy and tried to resolve it. It's a better and more peaceful way of settling things in neighborhoods that already have too much senseless violence.

  • @zhouwu

    @zhouwu

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@thumblesteen7696 So how does one transfigure oneself from a human being into a filthy rat? Might come in handy for a quick getaway.

  • @thumblesteen7696

    @thumblesteen7696

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@zhouwu It's an expression. You'd have to ask a wizard or something.

  • @BlikeNave
    @BlikeNave4 жыл бұрын

    Replace the word with a word that rhymes, then find an associated word with that 2nd rhymer and use that to replace the original word. That is insane.

  • @chicagoliightsx

    @chicagoliightsx

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Trip Gil Nah, at least not psychologically lol; we haven't proven ourselves sane enough, sorry. So many mass m*rders here. It's tragic. Also, what does this "rule" have to do with us?...Other than colonialism? America is pretty far removed. Maybe ONCE a year we'll talk about the royal family... 🤔

  • @isabellecrisp8001

    @isabellecrisp8001

    4 жыл бұрын

    I remember being taught this in primary school. That's so weird

  • @philipwade4223

    @philipwade4223

    4 жыл бұрын

    In cockney rhyming slang, 'aris' = arse........ Aristotle = bottle, bottle & glass = arse e.g. "I gave 'im a good kick up the aris"

  • @distrologic2925

    @distrologic2925

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Trip Gil What are you talking about, people go shooting up elementary schools by the months in USA. You guys just love weapons more than your children.

  • @chocobochick5390

    @chocobochick5390

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@chicagoliightsx everyone's different

  • @tju9470
    @tju9470 Жыл бұрын

    Thank you for this! I find your explanations very easy to understand!

  • @pjab1133
    @pjab1133 Жыл бұрын

    Thanks - this was truly informative and great fund as well. Made me grin many times.

  • @Alessandro-nq3tm
    @Alessandro-nq3tm4 жыл бұрын

    "Can I use your dog to call my missus?" "Of course! Take my chihuahua"

  • @alfredvinciguerra532

    @alfredvinciguerra532

    4 жыл бұрын

    Alessandro In NY they will give you a hot dog 🌭 🤣🤣🤣

  • @natenrey4601

    @natenrey4601

    4 жыл бұрын

    The chihuahua is the loudest among the dogs when it barks

  • @rtyomkv

    @rtyomkv

    4 жыл бұрын

    LMAO

  • @EO-McLoud

    @EO-McLoud

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@natenrey4601 dey squeal more than bark :D

  • @salihcandemir9364

    @salihcandemir9364

    4 жыл бұрын

    Cuz it rhymes with dianhua? lol

  • @Robob0027
    @Robob0027 Жыл бұрын

    My father's friend, who spoke almost entirely in rhyming slang, introduced my parents to some friends of his as Crystal & Fred. My mother, trying to break the ice, said to the lady, "Crystal, what a pretty name". The response was "Me name ain't Crystal luv, it's Alice, Crystal Palace-Alice. (Crystal Palace is a suburb in south London)

  • @frederikhein4195
    @frederikhein4195 Жыл бұрын

    I (a 16 years old german) consider myself a quite formidable English speaker but already on level 1 I had a hard time here and there. And at the end you could have told me anything, I wouldn’t have understood a word. That’s no accent, that’s a new language 😂. Great video, very interesting

  • @tintobrass532
    @tintobrass532 Жыл бұрын

    Loved this video! I’m from Brighton, the accent here is pretty much south London. Never been ashamed of how I speak

  • @alfiegrove7233

    @alfiegrove7233

    9 ай бұрын

    Watching this and was just thinking it’s exactly how we all speak, even me being 20

  • @iliev9706
    @iliev97064 жыл бұрын

    He looks like a randomised dark souls character Edit:likes good

  • @The_sinner_Jim_Whitney

    @The_sinner_Jim_Whitney

    4 жыл бұрын

    stupid boi He looks like Zappa if he hadn't died.

  • @natebragg

    @natebragg

    4 жыл бұрын

    Factual Fox I THOUGHT THE SAME THING

  • @nightraider159

    @nightraider159

    4 жыл бұрын

    Wrong. It's Devito who finally grows some inches after make the Penguin in Batman Returns

  • @engaginghurghhurghhurghhur9759

    @engaginghurghhurghhurghhur9759

    4 жыл бұрын

    Love this comment more than my gf

  • @jmbkpo

    @jmbkpo

    4 жыл бұрын

    it was oblivion, now dark souls

  • @alexandru-danielpascal4654
    @alexandru-danielpascal46543 жыл бұрын

    Is it just me or do I enjoy the level transition cringe of the "cockney-o-meter" too much?? 😅

  • @jonathanaldecoa1099

    @jonathanaldecoa1099

    3 жыл бұрын

    Yeah these guys are totally over the top. The current cockney accent is a bit softer.

  • @shantellvialva1972

    @shantellvialva1972

    3 жыл бұрын

    It's me to

  • @jamesnorris3265

    @jamesnorris3265

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@jonathanaldecoa1099 This guy.

  • @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266

    @rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266

    3 жыл бұрын

    Yah but membah this one ol bloke ere

  • @123WelshDan321

    @123WelshDan321

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@rodrigoodonsalcedocisneros9266 Ere, ah remembah im! E woz the bloke what got stuck in is barf!

  • @milazh4271
    @milazh4271 Жыл бұрын

    That's awesome! I always wondered what cockney accent is and now you made that wonderful video.

  • @AmitSingh-fl1cs
    @AmitSingh-fl1cs2 ай бұрын

    So I had doubts in my accent earlier but thanks to this tutorial now I’m super confident about my accent 🙌🙌

  • @jummeldelarosa1759
    @jummeldelarosa17593 жыл бұрын

    Imagine walking in London with your dog and a guy with a cockney accent comes up to you and said: can I use your dog? I'd burst out laughing.

  • @cinnammonroll

    @cinnammonroll

    3 жыл бұрын

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • @wh1skeysmoker

    @wh1skeysmoker

    3 жыл бұрын

    Haha 'ask' to use your phone! How quaint...

  • @ifeyecouldpaint

    @ifeyecouldpaint

    3 жыл бұрын

    You mean can I use your "dog and bone if you're saying dog it also could mean you've hurt your foot as your dogs are barking could mean your feet are hurting or plates of meat

  • @tolonggesvlog3561

    @tolonggesvlog3561

    3 жыл бұрын

    LMAO 😂😂😂😂😂

  • @abusuleymantariq2137

    @abusuleymantariq2137

    3 жыл бұрын

    😂

  • @ricojes
    @ricojes3 жыл бұрын

    First two levels: Alright, this just takes a little getting used to, especially the slang. Level three: *hears boss music*

  • @arash7378

    @arash7378

    2 жыл бұрын

    *checkpoint reached*

  • @I3uddzo
    @I3uddzo Жыл бұрын

    Came here to learn an accent for DnD. Came out learning fluent Theives Chant. Love the video.

  • @7asyou
    @7asyou4 ай бұрын

    i love this whenever i rewatch it

  • @Jaymarcomoprime
    @Jaymarcomoprime4 жыл бұрын

    I just watched this on my dog.

  • @nastasiyagreen6184

    @nastasiyagreen6184

    4 жыл бұрын

    Hahahhaha ridiculous

  • @desrosicable

    @desrosicable

    3 жыл бұрын

    What the Gregory are you on about?

  • @jessicachang5769

    @jessicachang5769

    3 жыл бұрын

    😂😂😂

  • @sofianeelfatimi9956

    @sofianeelfatimi9956

    3 жыл бұрын

    😂😂😂😂, made mi day mate

  • @Tony32

    @Tony32

    3 жыл бұрын

    I can't Adam and Eve it!

  • @Thehunterpwn
    @Thehunterpwn3 жыл бұрын

    This is actually one of the most important videos on the internet

  • @NoahTopper
    @NoahTopper6 ай бұрын

    Literally the same day I saw this video, I was watching Toast of London, and he says "Stick it up your Khyber" and thanks to this I understood!

  • @detlefkoch7748
    @detlefkoch7748 Жыл бұрын

    This is simply great. I love it! ❤ Thanks!

  • @1mrtoman
    @1mrtoman4 жыл бұрын

    After watching this video I think Austrailan accent evolved from Cockney accent

  • @ea635

    @ea635

    4 жыл бұрын

    T A absolutely, there’s a strong connection. Most settlers were from southern England back then, even today there’s a rhyming slang in Sydney. “Take a captain” -> Captain Cook -> look.

  • @allenjenkins7947

    @allenjenkins7947

    4 жыл бұрын

    Lots of similarities. Mostly based on late 18th - early 19th century southern English with a fair bit of Irish thrown in. Uses lots of rhyming slang, some common Cockney expressions, plus some our own unique ones and a few words borrowed from native languages. Not just used in Sydney by the way.

  • @Rhodiac

    @Rhodiac

    4 жыл бұрын

    Sydney accent is weakened aussie now. Sounds more american

  • @dansouthlondon9873

    @dansouthlondon9873

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@ea635 In London, you'd say 'have a butcher's' from 'butcher's hook'

  • @rawuneditedvideos

    @rawuneditedvideos

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@Rhodiac definitely thata exactly what i thought about the NSW accent being a South Aussie

  • @aragorn1780
    @aragorn17802 жыл бұрын

    That last line where your cousin didn't understand you speaking Cockney made me think of that movie Cockneys vs Zombies where a lot of east Londoners are constantly unable to understand each other because they're always trying to outslang each other Then there's an old guy halfway through the movie who rhyming slangs the rhyming slangs sometimes several layers deep so whenever he's forced to explain it it takes a whole minute 😂😂😂

  • @romanalexandrov2880

    @romanalexandrov2880

    Жыл бұрын

    That's what I'm watching next! 😀Thanx, mate!

  • @leelee5269

    @leelee5269

    Жыл бұрын

    Thanks, I will try the film...or at least add it to my endless bucket list! Here in America our regional accents are fading as we ingest mainstream media up the yin-yang. But although my hobby of guessing which area a person is from has become more of a challenge, it's still an enjoyable icebreaker. Aunt vs "ant" being the reply to *"who comes to the picnic if you invite your Mom's sister?" Tee hee: My New England Mum made me speak the Queen's English at home. Code switching was an early lesson! The Queen's English has been a lasting gift---but would have gotten me beaten up as a snob on the mean streets---so i also speak Spanglish and can "ax yo mama kin yu go to de sto". I've wondered what a formally trained ESL student makes of polyglot American English more than once!

  • @monoXcide01

    @monoXcide01

    Жыл бұрын

    Abercrombie, zombie! Lol. It's a good B movie to turn your brain off and have fun. For a more serious movie with cockneys I would recommend Green Street Hooligans

  • @tolkienfan1972

    @tolkienfan1972

    Жыл бұрын

    I gotta see that!

  • @meyelejuega3602

    @meyelejuega3602

    Жыл бұрын

    Okay you hooked me, now i have to watch it, i'll report with my toughts about it.

  • @Qwertycritical
    @Qwertycritical4 жыл бұрын

    I propose that Cockneys need to keep their cultural heritage alive. This means all signage in London and surrounding new towns need to be bilingual. If anything it would be hilarious to see.

  • @IgorProkhorov111

    @IgorProkhorov111

    4 жыл бұрын

    Great!)

  • @51MontyPython

    @51MontyPython

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Topgun God Ghostbusters reference?

  • @tfwthelsdkicksin6083

    @tfwthelsdkicksin6083

    3 жыл бұрын

    @Topgun God sad what's happening. But hopefully the situation will improve in the coming years.

  • @natalieludlow7688

    @natalieludlow7688

    3 жыл бұрын

    All the signs should be in cockney. That would really confuse a lot of people 😂

  • @CodyHazelleMusic

    @CodyHazelleMusic

    3 жыл бұрын

    This sounds like a really funny Monty python sketch

  • @Badkoydraws
    @Badkoydraws2 жыл бұрын

    The way you delivered the "What's your game sunshine?" Had me rolling to be honest, it caught me completely off guard! also, I'm writing it down, it sounds great.

  • @owlfethurz8377

    @owlfethurz8377

    Жыл бұрын

    Right! By the end I was really cracking up, was not expecting that! So cool, I'm going to replay this one and learn some cockney. I had a friend who told me about it and I've always wanted to hear more since then.

  • @RussiaIsARiddle778

    @RussiaIsARiddle778

    Жыл бұрын

    Just watch Jason Stathom and you will pick it right up. 😂

  • @bellecolleenbato79

    @bellecolleenbato79

    Жыл бұрын

    😹😹😹

  • @tommyescobia8381
    @tommyescobia8381 Жыл бұрын

    I was waiting to hear bruv! 😊

  • @sterbbi1
    @sterbbi1 Жыл бұрын

    Brilliant! Love the 3rd level - so fun! Love the vid, too.

  • @nuehar
    @nuehar3 жыл бұрын

    Acting: 11/10 Plot: 11/10 Content: 11/10 Humour: 11/10 *like*

  • @raymondo162

    @raymondo162

    3 жыл бұрын

    i beg to differ - pompous FOOL's about ten years out of date,

  • @FHK_88

    @FHK_88

    3 жыл бұрын

    Confusion

  • @a.r.moyapapitawaira7369

    @a.r.moyapapitawaira7369

    3 жыл бұрын

    Agree

  • @GownoPrawdaTV1

    @GownoPrawdaTV1

    3 жыл бұрын

    loike*

  • @nuehar

    @nuehar

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@GownoPrawdaTV1 well said mate

  • @matiasguillermosandoval8292
    @matiasguillermosandoval82924 жыл бұрын

    Now i can understand what the fck alfie's talking about in peaky blinders

  • @jushiii_146

    @jushiii_146

    4 жыл бұрын

    Love that show!

  • @frankwells159
    @frankwells159 Жыл бұрын

    Love it, keep it coming

  • @theholidaylady1
    @theholidaylady1 Жыл бұрын

    Great fun! Thank you.

  • @oatmoped
    @oatmoped4 жыл бұрын

    My uncle who had his third stroke might just have learned cockney? 🤔

  • @mikelarrieta1

    @mikelarrieta1

    4 жыл бұрын

    😂😂😂

  • @stajger832

    @stajger832

    4 жыл бұрын

    Naaah. He's just on level 2. Two more strokes and one serious brain tumor id needed for level 3

  • @freddiehall6433

    @freddiehall6433

    4 жыл бұрын

    C'mon dog😂😂😂

  • @khashayarrowshanak5126

    @khashayarrowshanak5126

    4 жыл бұрын

    😀😁😂

  • @rmeredithm

    @rmeredithm

    4 жыл бұрын

    😂🤣

  • @edwardmiessner6502
    @edwardmiessner65024 жыл бұрын

    Me: Pardon, can you tell me the time? Brit: Mo'uh Me: Huh? (Mo'uh = mortar = mortar and bricks o'clock = six o'clock)

  • @nilerigemonshello6242

    @nilerigemonshello6242

    4 жыл бұрын

    Edward Miessner sounds pants

  • @Mnemonic-X

    @Mnemonic-X

    4 жыл бұрын

    I didn't get you. Why is 'mortar and bricks o'clock' = six o'clock?

  • @hhgygy

    @hhgygy

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@Mnemonic-X Because bricks and six rhyme?

  • @Mnemonic-X

    @Mnemonic-X

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@hhgygy but a lot of words are rhymes to six. Not only bricks. Right?

  • @hhgygy

    @hhgygy

    4 жыл бұрын

    @@Mnemonic-X Yes, but usually one specific rhyming word is chosen, for no obvious reason, I believe.

  • @bobjeaniejoey
    @bobjeaniejoey Жыл бұрын

    "Gob of oice, wa?" "Sumvin noice" "Something nice" I tried. Lol. I loved this. Cockney is my favorite accent. Thanks for putting this out there. I maxed out at about a 1.5 on the Cockneyometer with full comprehension, falling to just a slight bit of comprehension at the top of level 3. Cheers!

  • @rework52678
    @rework52678 Жыл бұрын

    Totally enjoyed this video. Great!

  • @eem8039
    @eem80393 жыл бұрын

    That's why English became almost impossible for foreigners . I have a good hold on English but cockney is impossible for me

  • @dannySG61

    @dannySG61

    3 жыл бұрын

    Just as I speak mandarin but I find it impossible to speak to a Mainland Chinese

  • @soulrunna

    @soulrunna

    3 жыл бұрын

    As a Brazilian guy, I can understand more what a Cockney means than a person from Texas. I can't understand what the Americans says. It's million times more easy to understand what a British-Patois-Cockney says than an American.

  • @Havencheese

    @Havencheese

    3 жыл бұрын

    Oh you wait til you come across a thick Weegie accent from Glasgow. I think it’s an amazing accent but when it’s fast, even as an English mother tongue speaker, man it took a while to get used to.

  • @startedtech

    @startedtech

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@soulrunna If you're getting your idea of a 'Texan' from TV and Movies, they're not like that really. Most barely have an accent at all compared to the standard american accent.

  • @330a

    @330a

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@soulrunna Nunca..

  • @Z4U3398
    @Z4U33982 жыл бұрын

    Cockneyometer settings: Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level Ozzy

  • @EduardoMusasa

    @EduardoMusasa

    2 жыл бұрын

    Brummie

  • @ridedirtymtb9938
    @ridedirtymtb9938 Жыл бұрын

    I absolutely love this !!!!!!!!!!

  • @proggenius2024
    @proggenius20243 ай бұрын

    This is gold and I enjoyed watching it though my English is not so good. I came here from CS Lewis's book 'The Magician's Nephew'. It mentioned cockney and I searched for it and boom, here I am!

  • @DinHamburg
    @DinHamburg4 жыл бұрын

    "What's your game, sunshine..."

  • @evakatrinaa
    @evakatrinaa4 жыл бұрын

    I'm incorporating "What's yer game, Sunshine?" into my repertoire. Should sound great in my Saskatchewan accent.

  • @danielclark9685

    @danielclark9685

    4 жыл бұрын

    Don't ya know

  • @nekikins4936

    @nekikins4936

    4 жыл бұрын

    What’s your coop number

  • @PatrickFisher1

    @PatrickFisher1

    4 жыл бұрын

    Itz freezin eh? Can I borrow yer Bob to go out ‘fer a rip before I head back to tender? Bob = Bob ‘n Doug = Bunnyhug Tender = Feeds me Love and Tenderness and Macaroons = Saskatoon

  • @user-xg8yy7yl1d

    @user-xg8yy7yl1d

    4 жыл бұрын

    Patrick Fisher Nothing beats the chinook language based slang in BC though the only words in that slang that are used these days are skookum and skid occasionally chuck if one wants to be totally confusing

  • @awotnot

    @awotnot

    3 жыл бұрын

    ave a butchers its someone's duchess or diamond the rude ones are the best; thrupenny bits, tom tit, jimmy riddle (froops, tom, jimmy)

  • @lunachiaraa
    @lunachiaraa9 ай бұрын

    this was so helpful and entertaining!

  • @shoshannadaly6072
    @shoshannadaly6072 Жыл бұрын

    Fabulous and so much fun. Looking to learn more

  • @stephenburnage7687
    @stephenburnage76874 жыл бұрын

    My grandad (born in London's East End in the 1890's) spoke fluent rhyming slang when he was with his mates but could turn it on and off as the situation required. There were (are) literally thousands of phrases to learn. It seemed to me that its primary purpose was humour but there was also almost something tribal about it. My guess is that it fell out of mainstream use when shipping moved to containers and London Docks went into decline (in the 1960's).

  • @lilrawri8446

    @lilrawri8446

    4 жыл бұрын

    Or when thousands of immigrants took over your city

  • @FieldOfDaisies2468

    @FieldOfDaisies2468

    4 жыл бұрын

    Would have been good to record them

  • @danstorm1233

    @danstorm1233

    4 жыл бұрын

    Very interesting 👍

  • @pinkyman5155

    @pinkyman5155

    3 жыл бұрын

    I think most of the Cockney accent originated from the markets, Billingsgate, Smithfield and Covent Garden, so prices could be set without the punters understanding. Owhay uchmay orfay hatay ( How much for that) along with the slang it was almost impossible to work out. Cushtie (Gypsy word)

  • @stephenburnage7687

    @stephenburnage7687

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@pinkyman5155 You are probably right but I had always though of cockney slang as a badge of honor for "true" East Endenders (born within range of Bo Bells) and therefore primarily dockers. They were a very tight knit community and had their own code (you could not get a job on the docks unless you had a father or uncle working there). My grandfather (a blacksmith, who shooed horses at the large horse stables at Camden) was born half a mile outside the approved radius and he described himself as not a genuine cockney, with some obvious envy.

  • @TheLadyPlantagenet
    @TheLadyPlantagenet4 жыл бұрын

    ‘I can’t go south if the river cause I haven’t been vaccinated’ 😂😂😂

  • @antonramil2408

    @antonramil2408

    4 жыл бұрын

    I know bruv, that was bare random init

  • @kateemma22

    @kateemma22

    4 жыл бұрын

    You ain’t been South the river then. It’s a dark place.

  • @tfwthelsdkicksin6083

    @tfwthelsdkicksin6083

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@kateemma22 how dark?

  • @wh1skeysmoker

    @wh1skeysmoker

    3 жыл бұрын

    Norf Londoner ere...ain't going Saaawf wivout a tetnus 😂😂

  • @nosacredcows1810

    @nosacredcows1810

    3 жыл бұрын

    An anyfin norf off the river might as well be Scotland

  • @marquinhomendonca9944
    @marquinhomendonca9944 Жыл бұрын

    Amazing class, amazing video, amazing diction (RP, since it's the only one I know a bit) and amazing interpretation. I had some good laughs!

  • @simonkormendy849
    @simonkormendy849 Жыл бұрын

    Really enjoyed watching this, my mum is originally from Nottingham, Robin Hood country, she likes to use the odd bit of rhyming slang too.

  • @paulaswaim8434
    @paulaswaim8434 Жыл бұрын

    Native English speaker from America here. I understood most of the cockey from watching British movies over the years. This is a fun and educational channel.

  • @ismzaxxon

    @ismzaxxon

    Жыл бұрын

    USA has cockney. Wadder(water), sodder(Solder), nucular, aluminum ve-hic-le lol.. just drawing a parallel.

  • @hyzercreek

    @hyzercreek

    Жыл бұрын

    @@ismzaxxon Only ignorant people say nucular, George Bush Jr. said it and nobody corrected him. Obama and Trump said nuclear the right way, but Biden says nucular because he's an idiot. Bush Sr. said it right but Jimmy Carter said nucear with no l at all.

  • @johnny4055

    @johnny4055

    Жыл бұрын

    ​@@ismzaxxon where do they say sodder for soldier? I'm from southern Maine where we struggle with the r sound at the end of words. Soldier becomes soldya

  • @ismzaxxon

    @ismzaxxon

    Жыл бұрын

    @@johnny4055 Every single electronics youtube vid says sodder instead of solder(With the exception on new uni students and immigrants). I typed solder not soldier. :)

  • @zackm7180
    @zackm71804 жыл бұрын

    3rd part is like listening to a foreign language 🤣🤣

  • @curtisderbyshire1541

    @curtisderbyshire1541

    4 жыл бұрын

    The British natives were foreign themselves since most British don't know their own ancestry or their heritage

  • @curtisderbyshire1541

    @curtisderbyshire1541

    4 жыл бұрын

    Cockney dialect is native to Britain but no one knows proper Cockney these days since its sadly dying out

  • @curtisderbyshire1541

    @curtisderbyshire1541

    4 жыл бұрын

    @Rosida Andriyana And they are closer to Celtic and Germanic/Nordic/Teutonic, Welsh means foreign by the way, Romans were the true invaders of Britain and the Windrush generation tried to colonise Europe such as Britain and Ireland

  • @johnmcalpine253

    @johnmcalpine253

    4 жыл бұрын

    Curtis Derbyshire sure, strangers in their own city!

  • @judgejudyslover

    @judgejudyslover

    4 жыл бұрын

    Rosida Andriyana sorry but we are all intermingled. If you think you are special, you are not. We are all the same.

  • @uploadfreak3449
    @uploadfreak3449 Жыл бұрын

    "Arrah potta" Omg i laughed out so hard, I just love this British accents and wish i had one or even an Australian one. nice video by the way!

  • @wanderthisworld97
    @wanderthisworld9710 ай бұрын

    The rhyming section is some of the funniest shit I've ever heard! Love this video!

  • @sarahjohnson9443
    @sarahjohnson94432 жыл бұрын

    I grew up in South London and had a stronger Cockney accent as a child, we moved outside of London and my English teacher gave me a hard time because of my accent saying I don't speak the Queens English, and some family members use to berate me over it, I have worked hard to try and loose it, for a long time I felt ashamed of it, even now I still fall back into it especially when angry or speaking to family who still have it, funny thing is the family members who went on at me about my accent now have a stronger Cockney accent than me 😂, but I will say that people never had a problem understanding me, infact a French student at school had problems understanding everyone else but me. People no matter your language, accent, dialect, be proud of the way you speak, it would be pretty boring to all speak the same, I love hearing all the differences :)

  • @lalolandalanda8317

    @lalolandalanda8317

    2 жыл бұрын

    I'm starting to study English and I like the British but there are so many that I don't know how to learn it. I thought everyone in england liked the cockney accent. So what is the most typical, used or popular accent there? Which one would you recommend studying? I understand that the accent of the queen or bbc is not used by anyone other than the upper class. I also know that the English like Scottish or Irish accents but those are impossible to understand. haha do you have any advice?

  • @tikvision

    @tikvision

    2 жыл бұрын

    The french guy could understand you because of the vowels phonetics. Cockney indeed sounds like any latin-based language person who is learning English

  • @jessestanheight3759

    @jessestanheight3759

    Жыл бұрын

    @tikvision Not really. As a native Spanish speaker I found the accent impossible to understand in a short film so I came here to learn more about it. My understanding of English is rather advanced so I was very frustrated but it's good to see it's a general thing. I love how it sounds but it sounds so different from the English I'm used to...

  • @tikvision

    @tikvision

    Жыл бұрын

    @@jessestanheight3759 un mes en londres y ya lo entenderás.

  • @breadmonkeys

    @breadmonkeys

    Жыл бұрын

    @@lalolandalanda8317 it really depends where you go in England, personally I speak estuary with a pinch of received pronunciation, but that's because I live where estuary is spoken and complicated family history. I have a mix of Welsh, northern and posh in my grandparents and great grandparents, but most of the later generation are born and bred in Sussex. My grandparents speak with received pronunciation, as did my northern Great grandmother (at least when my grandad was growing up most of the time.) So I picked up a bit from them naturally. For instance, I say miwk instead of silk and I only use a glottal stop half of the time. People always come up to me asking where I come from and what my accent is but it's just the same accent as them with a sprinkle of RP 😂 my parents have really thick estuary accents with my dad having more London influence than RP. If you learn received pronunciation and work from there, maybe that would be a good idea? People will understand you pretty much everywhere you go and I think it sounds nice, as do many people I think. I've never heard anyone hating on it, we just joke about it like every other accent we know of.

  • @wanez6787
    @wanez67874 жыл бұрын

    me: sir how much for this statue ? man : it's a monkey sir me : okay

  • @kangalpachitanist3967

    @kangalpachitanist3967

    4 жыл бұрын

    Hahahaa, nice one

  • @NA-nd3es

    @NA-nd3es

    4 жыл бұрын

    Haha ..nice two

  • @printfrobert6385

    @printfrobert6385

    4 жыл бұрын

    Nice three

  • @imhulki463

    @imhulki463

    4 жыл бұрын

    Haha nice four

  • @brynnr7824

    @brynnr7824

    4 жыл бұрын

    Haha nice five

  • @inglesvip_oficial
    @inglesvip_oficial Жыл бұрын

    Excellent! We are showing that to our Brazilian students heading to London!!

  • @thelockpickinglebowski633
    @thelockpickinglebowski633 Жыл бұрын

    This is great! I always like trying to speak different accents.

  • @FionaEm
    @FionaEm4 жыл бұрын

    That was hilarious 😂 As an Aussie, I've always felt that our accent is midway between RP and Cockney, and this video illustrates that!

  • @dhananjaybiawat9037

    @dhananjaybiawat9037

    4 жыл бұрын

    Can you give some examples ?

  • @leannetaylor8402

    @leannetaylor8402

    3 жыл бұрын

    Nice to see where some of our Aussie slang originated

  • @trevorphilips4030

    @trevorphilips4030

    3 жыл бұрын

    Pass the dead horse will ya mate

  • @mandiekellett9597

    @mandiekellett9597

    3 жыл бұрын

    Y'all just make everything sound cute. Like "tinny" and "bikey"

  • @FionaEm

    @FionaEm

    3 жыл бұрын

    @@mandiekellett9597 Lol! It's not meant to be cute, just lazy. And we don't say 'bikey' 🙂