24-dec

24 Dec 2014 And the winner is…

This year's Turner Ink Christmas card featured my favourite type of lingo: slaaaaaaang. And if you're wondering what the heck they said - here are the translations. Cockney Rhyming Slang After Christmas kidney, turn off the custard and take the oxo or a sherbet to the rub-a-dub with a couple of chinas, then spend your bangers or cadge some bread for a few...

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16-dec

16 Dec 2014 Think you know your slang?

As a paid up sarf Londoner, there’s nothing I like more than a bit o’ slang, be it street, polari or cocker-nee. Unfortunately, I don't get to write it much in my everyday copywriting life. Strange that. So for a giggle, this year’s Christmas cards are written completely in slang. If you can fathom what they say, you could be in...

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30-jun

30 Jun 2014 The fine art of talking cobblers

One of the best things about being a Londoner is that you’re never more than a stone’s throw away from some of the world’s greatest art. Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne at The National; Manet’s A Bar at the Folies Bergere at The Courtauld; or Matisse’s Snail at Tate Modern are all a Tube ride away. As a history of art...

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