Why do Brits say me instead of my?

Do Cockneys say me instead of my?

Use Cockney substitutions.

To speak with a Cockney accent, occasionally substitute grammatically-incorrect words for grammatically-correct words. For example, say “ain’t” instead of “isn’t” or “is not,” and use “me” instead of “my.” You can also use double negatives, like “I didn’t see nothin’ there!”

Why do British people say what instead of that?

Yes, it’s a feature of some dialects. For example, there’s a play called The Play What I Wrote by two British comedians (although I think they were making fun of dialect speakers). Sometimes, to emphasize that it’s dialect, you’ll even see it spelled as “wot,” in attempt to mimic the pronunciation.

Why do Brits always say proper?

Proper is a difficult word to define, mainly because British people use it to describe soo many different things. Doing things ‘properly’ means to do them correctly or in the right way. In the North of England, ‘proper’ can also be used for emphasis in the same way as the word ‘very’.

What is London accent?

Cockney, dialect of the English language traditionally spoken by working-class Londoners. Cockney is also often used to refer to anyone from London—in particular, from its East End.

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What should you never say to a British person?

10 things you should never say to a British person

  • “I love British accents!” …
  • “I can do the best British accent.” …
  • “Oh, you’re from London!” …
  • “Oh, you’re from Europe!” …
  • “Cheers, mate!” …
  • “My great-grandmother was British!” …
  • “Ohmaigaaad I could listen to you talk all day.” …
  • “Do you live in a castle?”

What do British people call biscuits?

Scone (UK) / Biscuit (US)

These are the crumbly cakes that British people call scones, which you eat with butter, jam, sometimes clotted cream and always a cup of tea.

Is the cockney accent dying out?

The Cockney accent will disappear from London’s streets within 30 years, according to new research. A study by Paul Kerswill, Professor of Sociolinguistics at Lancaster University shows the Cockney accent will move further east. … “It will be gone within 30 years,” says Prof Kerswill.

How do you say hello in Cockney?

Eh Up Duck is Cockney Rhyming Slang for Hello, how are you?!

Is Cockney accent posh?

RP English is said to sound posh and powerful, whereas people who speak Cockney English, the accent of working-class Londoners, often experience prejudice.