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The meaning of the word Cockney is spot-on

The earliest recorded use of the term is 1362 in passus VI of William Langland's Piers Plowman, where it is used to mean "a small, misshapen egg", from Middle English coken + ey ("a cock's egg").[7]

Concurrently, the mythical land of luxury Cockaigne (attested from 1305) appeared under a variety of spellings—including Cockayne, Cocknay, and Cockney—and became humorously associated with the English capital London.[8][10]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockney

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How can you be so sure on the first allegedly remembered use of spot on. I read the other day, well that's a white lie as I do not read anything. after the storm told me :lol: that religious Jewish teachers are getting concerned that if they have to teach the world is older than the bible or whatever one believes in. Then someone either got the dates mixed up when they were writing the bible / Koran or whatever. So getting back to your claim. It could be wrong. :idea:
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Cockaknee. I always thought it originally referred to well endowed gents.

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So where did Hitchcock come from?

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Vic - welcome back :)

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Vic - welcome back :)
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Nifty wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:57 pm
So where did Hitchcock come from?
viewtopic.php?t=6116&start=70#top
Gone to better place, which, quite frankly, could be anywhere.

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I was looking for a post that I made in the past and I got sidetracked.

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It reminds me my first British customer in France who desperately wanted to teach me Cockney...
He gave up because I was doing too many Cadbury's Flakes :D
see: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix ... ming_slang :lol:
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PatF wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:08 pm
Vic - welcome back :)
How's the bread baking going?
Pat Vics post is almost two years old. He is now Why Me

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