Cockney

The term Cockney does not, as is often thought, mean a person from London's East End, but someone born within the sound of the bells of St Mary le Bow in the Strand. Traditionally, many Cockneys lived in Southwark. The cockney family of Dogget, and an introduction to cockney rhyming slang, are to be found in LONDON: 'Gin Lane'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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