A LONDONER Explains How to Speak COCKNEY (London accent)

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Күн бұрын

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.
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@LetThemTalkTV 4 жыл бұрын
Say something nice
@monicas.701 4 жыл бұрын
@cubestuff3928 4 жыл бұрын
Gangnam style
@worldscalephotography 4 жыл бұрын
Wike shugah and spoice?
@johntesla8538 4 жыл бұрын
Вы прекрасны
@cs-hr1mq 4 жыл бұрын
something nice
@JP-1990 3 жыл бұрын
Me: "Help I'm lost" Bloke: *explains directions using rhyming slang* Me: "Help I'm lost on multiple levels."
@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 3 жыл бұрын
@kevinzhu6417 3 жыл бұрын
my man just freestyled the directions to you
@OREO-cv3om 3 жыл бұрын
@@ImehSmith ikr you a bich init bro ikr 😂😂😂😂😒😒😒😑😑
@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?
@jonemorgana2079 11 ай 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 11 ай бұрын
Congratulations 🎉 break a leg
@killolot 11 ай бұрын
@@ChelissaMoon Mr cumberbatch?
@dirtydave2691 11 ай бұрын
Jolly good show. Well done mate!
@ax3226 11 ай бұрын
Alrighty mate
@kaylamolkner4253 10 ай бұрын
@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)
@JBCavern 11 ай бұрын
Wow, I thought American urban English was tough. 🤣 This was hilarious! Thank you for posting this for us non-Cockney speakers.
@archlab007 11 ай бұрын
@ryanfuller8734 11 ай бұрын
@@archlab007" WhatchU-talkin'bout? asshole!" - gary coleman, postal 2
@archlab007 11 ай бұрын
@@ryanfuller8734 Hostile Muhh-Fuhhhh...
@jamesbohnenkamp778 11 ай бұрын
@childofcascadia 11 ай 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.
@rolling-roadkill 11 ай бұрын
Being Swedish we learned only "standard English" at school and other dialects/accents only through the movies and TV which was reflected in the way I spoke English. But later I bacame friends with some exchange students and one of them had such an outrageous dialect that I could hardly understand him for a few weeks. After some time though I got used to it and could almost fully understand him. 😅 The downside of that was that my own way of speaking had begun to change a bit after spending so much time with him and a guy from Scotland. So for quite some time I had some kind of mashup of different dialects blended with the typical "Swenglish". It must've sounded atrocious. 🤣🤣 The 2nd Cockney level sounded like 98.5% of "The Streets" songs. 😄
@aaronalcock2965 11 ай бұрын
Mike Skinner's grew up in Birmingham so you're a tad out fella 😂 but to be fair I know what you mean
@ryanparker4996 11 ай бұрын
​@@aaronalcock2965 bloody hell a white man from Birmingham? he's an Endangered Species at this point
@pameti.dragoblago Күн бұрын
when i first arrived to australia, could not understand a single word of english. it took me several months to 'tune in'. these days it sounds almost normal 🙂 (i'm joking - now this is a 'normal standard english' to me)
@parsleycrafts 8 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
@OdinzEinherjar 4 жыл бұрын
It's not just an accent its a whole dialect.
@Berchol 4 жыл бұрын
Yes, it sounds more appropriate
@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 4 жыл бұрын
At level 3 it's more of an encryption algorithm than a dialect.
@1710000huh 4 жыл бұрын
Nice nickname
@OdinzEinherjar 4 жыл бұрын
@@1710000huh Twinz
@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 11 ай бұрын
USA has cockney. Wadder(water), sodder(Solder), nucular, aluminum ve-hic-le lol.. just drawing a parallel.
@hyzercreek 11 ай 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 11 ай 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 11 ай 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. :)
@ryujin9568 Жыл бұрын
As an Aussie from rural NSW, in a part of the country where there was primarily Welsh settlers, I'm kinda surprised just how much Cockney is in our accent. Even some of the rhyming slang has made it into it.
@MrBenHaynes 11 ай бұрын
I enjoy a bit of dead 'orse on me German Spy (dog's eye?)
@s_t_r_a_y_e_d 11 ай бұрын
(cockney sentence) + "mate" at the end
@bozenamaciejewska7205 11 ай бұрын
Stuart Diver, Reg grundies etc. We have our own rhyming slang
@sir_spenj3465 11 ай бұрын
its the other way round mate ..in London in the 1700's we sounded Aussie. I get what your saying though ive spent plenty of time in rural NSW, loved it. From a cockney speaker
@ryujin9568 11 ай бұрын
@@sir_spenj3465 I have heard that colonies tend to have a habit of exaggerating the language and culture of the homeland and locking it in time, so I'm inclined to believe you. I'm gonna assume that the rest of the colonists picked up the cockney on the ships or in the port towns.
@dub537h5 11 ай бұрын
This is just amazing. Plus this guy's humor is fantastic 😆
@grahamthomas1022 Жыл бұрын
As a true Cockney (someone that was born within the sound of bow bells which is not in Bow by the way ) i understood everything . I moved to Suffolk about 13 years ago and still drop the odd phrase in now and again to watch their faces. There is a further development of rhyming slang that was not mentioned .The slightly removed slang . i .e you will often hear someone referring to me arris meaning backside. Where this comes from is aristotle that rhymes with bottle then bottle and glass = Arse . Also a true cockney will only ever mention hat as a titfer and does not ad the tat to it like what was mentioned in the video about not saying the second word. Well i am just off out up the frog for a ball of chalk as its a lovely day and the current bun is out .
@TheBobster1969 Жыл бұрын
Yep arris for arse...haha
@ostryjanusz Жыл бұрын
Dog for a walk? What? :d
@grahamthomas1022 Жыл бұрын
@@ostryjanusz i am just off out up the frog and toad (road) for a ball of chalk (walk) and the current bun (sun) is out
@Rai_S82 Жыл бұрын
Yep, we say 'arris' in our 'ouse! 😆
@SuperOmegaBerserker Жыл бұрын
@@grahamthomas1022 ahhh, so you guys are idiots
@SoriaCenter 11 ай 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..
@SirMasi 4 жыл бұрын
"Cockney uses rhyming slang" Me: oh cool! "Sometimes we drop the word that rhymes" Me: 😳
@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 3 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 3 жыл бұрын
Richard Aka Silver there’s no logic it’s just slang that rhymes that got progressively “slangier”
@estoy1001 3 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 3 жыл бұрын
@@TheRichardSilver that is the point. It was invented so that no one outside won't understand what are they talking about
@tezinho81 Жыл бұрын
True cockneys are few and far between. I'm from south east London and cockney influences are everywhere in the modern dialect, and I think most of us in SE can imitate it pretty spot on, but hearing the proper real old fashioned cockney accent is a rarity even in London.
@deanfowles3707 11 ай бұрын
Yew faackin mauppit!
@tezinho81 11 ай бұрын
@@deanfowles3707 you must be 'avin a bubble mate
@everything777 11 ай бұрын
Baancha cants
@deanfowles3707 11 ай бұрын
@@tezinho81 anock u shpark aaat yew mug
@tezinho81 11 ай бұрын
@@deanfowles3707 you can try
@EmitRelevart Жыл бұрын
If I had an English teacher like this guy when I was in school, I might have paid attention. 😄
@groovedohg 11 ай 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 11 ай 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 11 ай бұрын
@@ryanparker4996 You see, I sometimes start a chat with Yeah Nah. I can't understand why I do it.
@ryanparker4996 11 ай бұрын
@@groovedohg same reason I say "innit" and "dya know what I mean" without meaning to 😂
@ek-nz 6 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 3 ай бұрын
The hellll is a kiwi
@hollycourtney221 Жыл бұрын
Fantastic! So good! My father was born in England and I was brought up by my British Grandparents mostly. It’s been years since I’ve been there. Traveled there twice….. once age 5 and then again at age 7. I am now 37 years young, lol. I’ll make it to England again someday, I pray! ❤
@pedroa4132 11 ай бұрын
Great presentation and depth here. I think London owes you a debt of gratitude!
@parsia1363 3 жыл бұрын
"Say hello Bob." Bob: " Ellow" this was the best and funniest example of the accent.
@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 3 жыл бұрын
@@starzy8288 What was the video timing of this?
@AMcDub0708 3 жыл бұрын
Ikr?! So funny 😆
@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 3 жыл бұрын
@@eddyvideostar 1:43
@magicgiraffesoundworks4533 Жыл бұрын
You've got a new subscriber - this video is super interesting. The Mighty Boosh is my favorite show, but being an American, even after watching every episode countless times over the past 15 years or so, I still discover words or phrases that I've misunderstood or misinterpreted all this time. In the intro to the first episode, I always thought Vince (referring to his hair) said, "If my bonnet didn't look right, people would be furious." Bonnet made sense since it's a head covering and I never thought about it any further. Now I know it's "Barnet" because of your video - thanks!
@Dronak Жыл бұрын
I found this while browsing around and it was interesting. For me, level 1 was fairly easy to understand since the pronunciation changes in the examples weren't too big. Level 2 was somewhat harder but still mostly OK for me. I guess watching a bunch of British comedies and such over the years helped me pick up some of the words used here. I was basically lost on level 3 though. :) I understand the concept of the rhyming slang, but without already knowing what phrases are used, much of what was said doesn't make sense to me, especially when only the first part is said. I don't think I realized that obscuring the meaning was the objective of such slang (at least originally), so that was another interesting piece of information. Thanks for the video!
@KathrynLiz1 Жыл бұрын
Yes when someone say they are going to "put me titfer on me uncle and go for a ball to the German for a pigs" it's hard to translate into putting his had on his head and going for a walk to the boozer for a beet.... titfer (tit for tat... hat) Uncle (uncle ned..head)... ball of chalk (walk) German cruiser (boozer...pub) and pigs ear... beer..... Fair makes ya barnet stand on end innit?
@MrBenHaynes 11 ай бұрын
@@KathrynLiz1 You wot?
@MrWolfSnack 10 ай бұрын
This is what made cockney code speak so effective, only cockneys that knew the dialect and knew the terms could use and understand it. Everyone else is just like ??????????????
@normfredriksen1381 11 ай 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 7 ай бұрын
Congrats! This was a dialect spoken originally by The Beatles! No wonder, initially nobody wanted to buy their discs! )))))))))))
@normfredriksen1381 7 ай бұрын
@@qwertasdfg8828 The Beatles were scholars in comparison.
@qwertasdfg8828 7 ай бұрын
@@normfredriksen1381 Indeed, the postmodern times differ. Jeans had no holes, being not ragged! ))))))))))
@fantasticania Жыл бұрын
this is so hilarious! so now I know why so many actors have to be subtitled in British movies! 🤣this channel is awesome!
@boblabla4756 11 ай 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.
@thefloridamanofytcomments5264 4 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 4 жыл бұрын
Lol. Why did this make me laugh so hard?? Haha
@Naughtydog8906 4 жыл бұрын
The Florida Man Of YT Comments ahahah 😆
@David88H 4 жыл бұрын
@maxcuthbert100 4 жыл бұрын
Try harder.
@justryan6480 4 жыл бұрын
@@Naughtydog8906 Same XD
@topsyturvyy4558 Жыл бұрын
The Beatles never tried to change their accents and that's why they are so unique and so adored. The same with Elvis, he never tried to change his accent which made him so special.
@HappyBuddhaBoyd 11 ай бұрын
Elvis had an accent? That is the first time I have ever heard anyone claim that.
@billyclark7079 11 ай бұрын
Americans have one accent north faster than South, scousers never lose their accent especially adults I moved down south from Liverpool 15years ago an still got a very strong accent
@IvoTichelaar Жыл бұрын
In Amsterdam/the Netherlands there was a language like that, too. Under different names, but to directly translate the more meaningful term, it was called thieves language. It's died out, but some elements remain. I think an uncle of mine spoke it fluently. Had something to do with his "career" and "peer group"...
@Snail_Nailz 7 ай бұрын
Well that definitely fits with the origins of Cockney since it was developed to avoid coppers & posh london understanding
@cynewulfradbodmeddugnatosa4770 6 ай бұрын
In Berne too; it's called Mattenenglisch. It worked differently though, not with rhymes; instead syllables were shoved around, and vowels changed or added.
@KenjiMapes 6 ай бұрын
So good. The banter between them is awesome & “Cousin Bob” does a hilariously wonderful job.
@tuffterrell Жыл бұрын
I'm 24 and you made learning fun I appreciate it I wish had more teachers like this probably would retain a lot of information 😅
@M.C.P. 11 ай 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!
@SatiDevi444 4 жыл бұрын
I'm going to England and now I'm scared people will talk to me like this.
@troublewithweebles 4 жыл бұрын
Went to Europe last summer, and the hardest time I had understanding anyone I talked to was in London.
@ThatValorguy 4 жыл бұрын
You’ll hear more foreign languages spoken than actual English in London
@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 4 жыл бұрын
@@troublewithweebles you didn't go to Glasgow then
@michaelskoomamacher5652 4 жыл бұрын
*laughs in Welsh and Northerner*
@sammybarry2490 11 ай бұрын
I'm from South Mississippi. People say we talk slow but I see the similarities of shortening words. My ancestors came from England and Wales on the 1600s. People still have a strong accent in the Carolinas. I think it's called Elizabeth talk. A mixture of country and British accents.
@coreyhudson3484 11 ай бұрын
Yep, Appalachian accents can be traced directly back to old Scottish-English accents
@cavalierliberty6838 11 ай бұрын
Most of the coastal Carolina areas tend to have some odd mix of Welsh/Scottish/Irish accent baked into their speaking. If you get rid of the country twang, you sound like you're not even from North Carolina.
@demonanastasi3275 11 ай бұрын
Wow, I didn't know this! Coastal North Carolinian from the piedmont here.
@jan-willemterbalkt7036 11 ай бұрын
I was in London a couple of times (I'm Dutch), but now I finally understand Londoners... Fantastic document, clearly explained. Tha.
@davidrussellhamrick1828 11 ай 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. 😄
@markosubotic1041 Жыл бұрын
It seems like you've had a lot of fun making this video! Great job and thank you very much! :D
@tintobrass532 10 ай бұрын
Loved this video! I’m from Brighton, the accent here is pretty much south London. Never been ashamed of how I speak
@alfiegrove7233 6 ай бұрын
Watching this and was just thinking it’s exactly how we all speak, even me being 20
@ChocolateGamer44 3 жыл бұрын
Damn I’m so high I really didn’t realize Bob was just himself with glasses smh. Quality acting my guy
@bonbon6783 2 жыл бұрын
i... i wouldn't even notice if i hadn't seen your comment and... i'm.... . not even high oh mygod
@RobertSeviour1 2 жыл бұрын
Do yerself a faver an get orf the Bob mate, don't do you no good. Bob Hope = ????
@bigsteve6729 2 жыл бұрын
Yeah you made that up
@nightlife791 2 жыл бұрын
@@RobertSeviour1 dope :)
@Wavemaninawe 2 жыл бұрын
I thought Bob was his uncle?
@moink2552 Жыл бұрын
I loved this!!! So much fun! Specially at the end!!! Great job! Love the silliness!
@pierredubord Жыл бұрын
Level 3 was awesome! Going to subscribe to your channel - thanks for the education.
@I3uddzo 11 ай бұрын
Came here to learn an accent for DnD. Came out learning fluent Theives Chant. Love the video.
@xxxxSylphxxxx 11 ай бұрын
I *love* how indisguiseable the london accent is when you are going for RP ('standard British english'!?)
@chapsnaps1 11 ай 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.
@Tara-sf7uu 3 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 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 3 жыл бұрын
@@eddyvideostar what the hell are you talking about. You are taking the piss. Fool
@eddyvideostar 3 жыл бұрын
@@carlcarl70 Bye, Selassie!
@txt5201 3 жыл бұрын
eddyvideostar ummm mate ur quite wrong there
@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!😂
@shannsimms9072 Жыл бұрын
Oh my god. Some of this has cleared up how they talk in that show This Country for me. I like when they say “ that’s bang outta order mate”
@ivandean1 Жыл бұрын
Grew up on Only fools and horses, so level 3 is beginner level! Thank you for the video, really enjoyed it
@PruneNut 11 ай бұрын
Don’t know how or why I was recommended this video, but I enjoyed it. Thank you for the laughs.
@Great.AnotherChristian 11 ай бұрын
Just wanted to say that I appreciate all of the presentation. I've learned a bunch here today. Thank you!
@FanaticFilmsINC 10 ай бұрын
Lol! Brilliant beyond words. I especially appreciated the "Cockney-o-meter" and agree, every home NEEDS one!
@yeaheverday 4 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 4 жыл бұрын
Gulf Marsh Bayou and Bay love that movie
@jasonmateus924 4 жыл бұрын
I think I'm gonna have to watch it again just because of this video ahha
@3fingerheater 4 жыл бұрын
What movie is this from?
@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 4 жыл бұрын
No Pfp snatch
@Onlygloo Жыл бұрын
Wow ! You just gave me a clue for the meaning of the series titled Brassic ! For that alone you've earned a new sub😄
@DangerDan Жыл бұрын
Blimey, what a great explanation video!! Absolutely luvved it!! 😅
@WeWillRuleTheWorldSumDay 11 ай бұрын
What an amazing video, thank you for the lesson. It was really a vivid and intense learning, i could feel the Cockney coming inside of me!
@pablodelikat9263 Жыл бұрын
😆 a great sence of humour you have, makes me even more interested in British culture than before, thank you Sir! 👍
@frederikhein4195 11 ай 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
@cullenmitchell9165 4 жыл бұрын
So the lower classes of London developed an accent just to confound the upper classes? Sounds proper English to me.
@torspedia 3 жыл бұрын
Cullen Mitchell yea’, t’ ‘id wa’ dey were ra’lin on abou’ from Old Bill, ini’? 😜
@shirleycameron7718 3 жыл бұрын
Not my cup of tea...tks anyway....
@idnyftw 3 жыл бұрын
the British think of everything
@DigitalBrain22 3 жыл бұрын
Cullen Mitchell you’re a dick.
@noobert7274 3 жыл бұрын
S. FRCA piss off
@frederickniditch4204 Жыл бұрын
Oi watcha mate. Having lived in Ramsgayte, 'erne Baie, bought baiegels in London and also in Wustah, I can say that Bob has done an excellent job!
@Digeroo123 Жыл бұрын
I lived in London as a student and played table tennis at a club in Southwark a bit too far south to hear Bow Bells. But I picked up their language quite easily. My mother was a Londoner from Muswell Hill and she taught in Greenwich so she knew a lot of the rhyming slang so it was part of my childhood vocabulary. A hat was always a Titfa. Also the h was dropped from some words but added to others which had no H. Though I moved out of the London area I kept the ability to turn on the London accent. My children can do Posh (RP) and the Gloucestershire Accent. But I did not hear much of the London accent, so my cockney has stayed around 1970. When I hear a London accent now it is quite different, and has gain quite a lot of a clipped Jamaican influence which I remember from visits to Brixton market. I went to school in Croydon, so I can do that accent as well.
@uploadfreak3449 11 ай 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!
@umbrellacorp. 11 ай бұрын
This is why I love the English Accent. 😂👍
@kleliaoliveira8434 3 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 🙏
@plainlogic 4 жыл бұрын
Silly me, I thought English is my first language.
@jeltje50 4 жыл бұрын
Well cockney is almost it's own language. You don't have to feel bad.
@KathrynLiz1 4 жыл бұрын
@@jeltje50 Yes it's difficult unless you grew up with it...
@fishboi8314 3 жыл бұрын
I speak american
@plainlogic 3 жыл бұрын
@@fishboi8314Merica, fuck YEAH!
@plainlogic 3 жыл бұрын
@@vincek100 oh Goddamn, lets erase this abomination of grammar and start all over.
@Akitorbenov Жыл бұрын
As long as i know, the accent is the way to pronounce words, the dialect is a complete new set of words and grammatical rules, and this seems to be more a dialect than an accent. Here in Italy we have a thousand of different dialects and a miriad accents
@Szinbad 11 ай бұрын
Yes saw this very thing in Jakarta.
@inglesvip_oficial 10 ай бұрын
Excellent! We are showing that to our Brazilian students heading to London!!
@sterbbi1 9 ай бұрын
Brilliant! Love the 3rd level - so fun! Love the vid, too.
@mlassz009 Жыл бұрын
It's crazy how much Australian English shares with Cockney ( I'm Australian) - When I speak at a normal pace, I pronounce full words. When speaking fast or telling a story in an animated fashion, a lot of my words are snipped just like the ' Head vs Ed example '
@peacehope7365 8 ай бұрын
Yes, I heard once that many of the people transported to Australia due to petty crime (mostly poor souls just trying to survive and help their families) were from working class London backgrounds, so it heavily influenced the accent. I've never been to Australia, but have met many Australians in Britain and Europe.
@ktm42080 11 ай бұрын
I grew up, in the states, watching old britcoms and the like on me tellie. After a couple of episodes I picked up on it and could follow the Bri'ish mumbling. Great video!
@zincwick99 3 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 2 жыл бұрын
Could u help me plz?, How can i learn it?
@DrewpyYT 2 жыл бұрын
@@birdsarentreal3054 try practicing the words in the video than create ur own sentences. That should help maybe!
@elcanaldelemprendedor2767 2 жыл бұрын
The English accent is something that latín americans love to hear
@DrewpyYT 2 жыл бұрын
@@elcanaldelemprendedor2767 yes! I find the English accents very outstanding
@Bonzman 2 жыл бұрын
When me and the trouble visited California, they thought we were Aussies!
@doriscoleybartow8976 Жыл бұрын
I've just discovered your page, I'm enjoying and learning from it. I live in the USA.
@unlisted773 11 ай бұрын
This is such the delightful side of KZbin. I need more of this in my life and less of the junk that I normally consume.
@proggenius2024 14 күн 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!
@simonkormendy849 11 ай 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.
@tju9470 11 ай бұрын
Thank you for this! I find your explanations very easy to understand!
@salehalharthi305 4 жыл бұрын
I have been studying English for almost ten years now, yet I think after this video, I need another ten.
@509Gman 4 жыл бұрын
intensive excite I’ve been speaking English all my life, and I feel the same way.
@RamaFuckingRama 4 жыл бұрын
same here lol
@scarlettstott7570 4 жыл бұрын
Watch some British tv, it might help with fluency
@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 4 жыл бұрын
Translate the following: “Eee arr missus, you can park yer plaster ere” .... I’ll give you a couple of days !
@martinw28703 11 ай бұрын
Ello Bob! ❤❤ Those electrocution cuts are hilarious!! 😂😂😂
@richtygart6855 11 ай бұрын
I noticed the same thing in Thailand, in a small country you don't have to drive that far to find different dialects and accents. In America you have to drive thousands of miles before somebody sounds different.
@claudelebel49 11 ай бұрын
I learned all of this watching my fair lady 🙂 The rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain. I think he's got it. Now where's that blasted plain, !! In Spain. In Spain. Such a wonderful musical.
@richardrichard394 11 ай бұрын
Thank you so much for explaining!
@milazh4271 11 ай бұрын
That's awesome! I always wondered what cockney accent is and now you made that wonderful video.
@paul-pablo 4 жыл бұрын
I'm italian and now I'm really confused. The third level is absurd.
@decept1k919 4 жыл бұрын
Paolo I’m a native speaker and I have no idea what he’s saying either
@paul-pablo 4 жыл бұрын
@Nicoletta Ciccone può darmi del tu 😂
@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 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 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 😆
@elgrandjefe4661 Жыл бұрын
Really liked your explanation. Had already caught bits and ends of it, but this lemon I got it.
@DragonFruit4 11 ай бұрын
The way the cousine Bob is moving is gorgeous!
@thatonedynamitecuber 9 ай бұрын
The transition got me everytime mate!
@ShadowCraft1195 Жыл бұрын
Thank you. This helped me confirm information for my linguistics paper.
@pjab1133 11 ай бұрын
Thanks - this was truly informative and great fund as well. Made me grin many times.
@woundedhealer999 3 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 3 жыл бұрын
DON'T go to JELLY now! LOL! ;oP
@wh1skeysmoker 3 жыл бұрын
Cheers mi old china...love my accent 😁
@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 3 жыл бұрын
Hmm think ull find its darling in london not love..thats the north
@beneathourfeet3815 3 жыл бұрын
its more of awight
@Vincent-es4qg Жыл бұрын
Amazing! First time I got it explained that hat deep. Thank you!
@daviddebroux4708 Жыл бұрын
A very amusing and informative tutor. I love it.
@ruidadgmailcanada8508 11 ай бұрын
Oy ye filled me head, fancied the lorry. Piked and bribed. I learned a lot, great video. Liked and subscribed.
@bobjeaniejoey 11 ай 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!
@hikaru9624 11 ай бұрын
Watching this brought back memories of Watching sitcoms like only fools and horses, open all hours and porridge with my late dad.
@distrologic2925 4 жыл бұрын
"Lemon and lime have nothing to do with time, its all about the rhyme." What am I watching
@maxcuthbert100 4 жыл бұрын
Inglish,innit ?!
@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 4 жыл бұрын
He lost me there
@davidgm1000 4 жыл бұрын
@@CyberninjaX01 is this Toby, a bit of a Jeremy, do you think? - (as in Jeremy 'unt)
@kodiakandgrizzlybears3787 4 жыл бұрын
@@CyberninjaX01 Britney Spears stands for 'ears'!!
@AsmodeusMictian Жыл бұрын
Holy smokes, y'all had me up until Level 3. Then you blew my mind and lost me :D Thanks for the awesome video!
@Zappabain 11 ай бұрын
What a fun and good teacher!! NTW I looked it up and it's written Khyber Pass.
@shoshannadaly6072 11 ай бұрын
Fabulous and so much fun. Looking to learn more
@crrodriguez 11 ай бұрын
8:00 , no sir.. it is blowing my socks off.. I thought spanish dialects were mad weird but this is gold.
@AmanBakshi 3 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 2 жыл бұрын
Wha' 'e ew is vis?
@marquinhomendonca9944 11 ай 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!
@DrDaab 11 ай бұрын
Wonderful. Not only educational but hilarious too. Thanks !
@williamgutierrez7986 Жыл бұрын
👏 good lesson! When I was improving my English in London, sometime I didn’t catch what people saying 😄
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