Don't pick a fight with a Cockney

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  1. Zimboo

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    I lived for a couple of years over the river in SE1, just a stones throw from the Borough Markets.
    Cockney's are the last one's in London you would want to pick a fight with.
    Bad choice cowards!!!!!
    Yep, no Chelsea flowers in Southwark!!!
     
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    Nice, but Cockneys are from the East End. Traditionally born within the sound of Bow Bells.
    The only cockneys are 'mockney Cocknies' at the market eg Jamie Oliver!

    Londoners will take this one, keep calm and carry on.
     
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    There ya go......I always thought "The Borough" ............Southwark, Walworth, Camberwell, Peckham, Rotherhithe etc., was also considered Cockney.
     
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    Saaath London mate, probably a similar culture.

    Saath Londoners and Cocknies - all proud Londoners!

    NB I am not a Saath Londoner or a Cockney ;-)
     
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    Right leg, left leg, your body will follow, they call it walking....
     
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    The traditional core districts of the East End are Bethnal Green, Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Stepney, Wapping, Limehouse, Poplar, Clerkenwell, Aldgate, Shoreditch, Millwall, Cubitt Town, Hackney, Hoxton, Bow and Mile End. "The Borough" to the south of Waterloo, London and Tower Bridge were also considered cockney before redevelopment all but extinguished the local working-class areas, and now Bermondsey is the only cockney area south of the River Thames, although Pearly Kings and Queens can be found as far out as Peckham and Penge. The area north of the Thames gradually expanded to include East Ham, Stratford, West Ham and Plaistow as more land was built upon. The Becontree estate was built by the Corporation of London to house poor residents of London's East End on what was previously a rural area of Essex, and Peter Wright wrote that most of the residents identified as cockneys rather than as Essex folk.[2
     
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    I see I stand somewhat corrected if the Borough was once considered Cockney. It did seem that many East-enders did move out to Essex.
     
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    The Borough was a rough and tumble/rumble area when I lived there in the late 80's. The pubs where great with the usual movers and shakers and the drinking clubs (after hours illegal single door bars/clubs) where a magnet for the worst geezers in the area (some very scary). I only visited a drinking club once (obtained entry by invite from local at the pub), didn't want to go back!!! :eek:
     
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