cockneys [Was: "put the 'Kibosh on 'em" (antedating, 1834)]

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue May 25 13:28:40 UTC 2010

At 5/25/2010 12:26 AM, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:
>FWIW, in the piece in question I see not only "w" > "v" but also "v" >
>"w" ("werry" for "very"). The speakers BTW are chimney sweeps.

As in Sam Weller, "walet," and his father Tony Veller, coachman, of
Dicken's "The Pickwick Papers."


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