Unusual English phrases and what they mean

07 July, 2017
Erin O'Neill

Ever been asked if the cat’s got your tongue? Been told to let your hair down? The strange sayings of the English language can be confusing to get your head around. This isn’t helped by the fact that these expressions appear to make no sense whatsoever.

What is Cockney rhyming slang?

10 April, 2017
Erin O'Neill

Is the dog and bone ringing? Could you brew me up a cup of Rosie lee? If you’re confused, you mustn’t be fluent in Cockney rhyming slang. Said to originate in London’s East End in the mid-19th century, these once widely-used slang phrases have slipped out of the popular vernacular in recent times. 

TLG meets Korean Billy

15 March, 2017
Erin O'Neill

This Tuesday March 14, the TLG team met popular YouTuber Korean Billy.

Billy, from South Korea, whose real name is Seong-Jae Kong, garnered a huge following online for his videos imitating various regional UK accents. These include the dialects of Liverpool, Bristol, London and more.

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