Johnson’s London Dictionary: Cockney

COCKNEY (n., a.) Native of London whose speech is devoid of adjectives, their apparel adorned with buttons for no apparient reason

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3 thoughts on “Johnson’s London Dictionary: Cockney”

  1. There used to have a self-styled ‘Pearly King’ who would stand dressed up in his outfit in my Aunt’s pub on the Old Kent Road, hoping people would buy him drinks. I always found him to be a rather sad character, to be honest.
    Cheers, Pete.


    1. It was The Rising Sun. 799 Old Kent Road, near the junction with Ilderton Road. I believe it was later knocked down, and there is now a cheap food shop there.


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