Artist hopes to reintroduce cockney rhyming slang to young Londoners

Artist hopes to reintroduce cockney rhyming slang to young Londoners

Michael Landy’s east London installation plays on creativity of phrases such as ‘apples and pears’ and ‘chew the fat’

Would you Adam and Eve it? Cockney rhyming slang, the lyrical patter that once punctuated daily life in London’s East End, is at risk of dying out as young people abandon its use.

That is the view of one artist who wants to reintroduce the dialect to a new generation of Londoners and international visitors by drawing attention to its creative nature.

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