June 16, 2015 Leave a comment
A map of London slang has been released, proving there’s more to the capital’s vocabulary than the ‘apples and pears’ of Cockney Rhyming Slang. by a cartographer and a lexicographer.
Cartographer Adam Dant and lexicographer Jonathon Green have created Argotopolis, a map that covers London slang according to different neighbourhoods.
From the melting pot colloquialisms of Notting Hill to the Yiddish of Hampstead, the map typifies each area with a residence or building (such as Selfridges or David Cameron’s House).
A limited edition of 50 hand-tinted prints is available, while an online version lets you can brush up on your London lingo and discover the heroes of slang.
Take a look at this original map here and tell us what other (polite) London slang you know.