QUOTE(TwoFacedTanner @ Feb 15 2008, 04:19 PM) [snapback]1393904[/snapback]
I wish it'd stay like that.
I always loved the way they talk there.
And I also loved The Football Factory. That was a great movie.
It's kind of weird. Cockney is very much a white, working class accent. In London, the middle classes tend to speak Recieved Pronunciation, except with a lot of people this accent takes on stuff from cockney, especially dropping 't's at the end of a word.
Now young people have this new accent, Jafaican, or MLE. As an accent it's across between Jamaican, Cockney, RP, West African, and South Asian. If you're from a Caribbean background then the Jamaican part comes through more strongly. If you're middle class then the RP comes through more strongly. And so on. It's relatively new so it's only really spoken by under 25s.
The slang is all important as well, and the slang words come from a variety of different sources.
Da most truwist form ov da aksent is laayk dis ya kna, mans cha' wiv fick slang an' ting.
My personal aksunt iz like dis, I speek wiv less ov a thick aksunt coz I'm wi' an' middul claass.
maybe its difficult for you to see the difference.