What is ‘Estuary English’? Spoken by a large and growing number of people in the South of England, Estuary is tipped to dominate general British pronunciation within 50 years. But what is it exactly? What [...]
London’s Fictional Characters [ssba] London has inspired many fictional creations over the centuries, from private detectives and spies to subterranean experts in waste management. Here is our guide to these characters, how to pronounce them and [...]
What do London's mayors sound like? [ssba] London has a new mayor - Sadiq Kahn, following on from Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone. A lot has been written of all three mens' backgrounds and values, but [...]
What's in a London accent? [ssba] London is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. But what does a London accent sound like? Whether you call it 'Cockney', 'Estuary', 'Mockney' (if you’re faking it), or [...]
Cockney Rhyming Slang Going out for a Ruby Murray this evening? Or perhaps you'll stay in with the trouble and strife because you've got no bees and honey? We're talking cockney rhyming slang of course, [...]
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