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  • Hello. My name is Jade, yeah? And today, I'm going to tell you about the real London accent.

  • Yeah? Because that's where I'm from. And, like, we don't talk, like, how you learn it

  • in your textbooks. You know what I'm saying? We talk like we're from the street. We talk

  • in a different way. So what I'm telling you today is some words that, like,

  • people like me speak with.

  • So we're going to look at this accent. Sometimes, I'm going to speak in my normal accent, but

  • I'm going to do this accent a lot here because this is what I'm talking about. So this accent,

  • sometimes, like, those clever people, yeah? They call it "Multicultural London English".

  • What does that mean? It basically means -- this accent that I'm using, it's not like the cockney

  • accent. You've probably heard about the cockney accent. And that's supposed to be the accent

  • that working class people in London speak with. Everyone's supposed to be a cockney.

  • But the truth is, like, no one -- not that many people talk in a, like, speak that cockney

  • anymore. 'Cause this accent, Multicultural London English, is, like, a lot more normal

  • now. People speak like this.

  • Some people, you know -- some rude people, they're calling it "Jafaican". And they're

  • calling it "Jafaican" because they're saying that, like, we're trying to sound like from

  • Jamaica. But I grew up in London. Do you know what I'm saying? I ain't been to Jamaica.

  • So for some people, what they hear in that accent is, like, "Oh, you're West Indian"

  • or, "You're trying to sound like you're West Indian even if you're a white person. You're

  • trying to sound like you're from Jamaica." But actually, it's -- black people have this

  • accent. White people have this accent. It's just a really common accent in London now.

  • Who speaks with this accent? Here are some people. Ali G -- actually, he doesn't really

  • speak with this accent because Ali G is not a real person. Plus, Ali G is a character,

  • and that stuff is about ten years old now. And maybe when it was even first made, he

  • doesn't really speak in this accent. It's just an exaggerated version. If you don't

  • know who Ali G is or any of these other people, you can search for them on YouTube and listen

  • to them.

  • These are the people -- they're music people in the UK. We've got Dizee Rascal, Wiley,

  • and N-Dubz. And if you search for N-Dubz and try to listen to him, you probably won't understand

  • very much, I'm thinking.

  • So now, I'm going to introduce you to some of the, like, words that we use when we speak

  • in English, yeah? So that you know what we saying when you come to London. When you come

  • to my endz, you can say all the right things, yeah? So let's have a look at some verbs.

  • In your textbooks, you're told to ask for something. In this accent, you "axe" for something.

  • "Axe dem blud." That means, "Ask them for something." "Buss" -- to "buss" something

  • means to wear something. So, "You're bussing sick creps. Do you know what I'm saying?"

  • "Creps" are trainers or shoes or sneakers. "You're wearing very nice trainers." "You're

  • bussing sick creps. Do you get me?"

  • "Cotch" means to relax somewhere. "Come we go cotch." "Let's go relax somewhere."

  • "Fix up" -- I've got a sad story about this one that's true. When I was in secondary school,

  • there was this girl in my secondary school, and she was a bully. And I remember I was

  • cuing up for my lunch, and she just came behind me, hit me on the head, and she's, like, "Go

  • fix your hair." And I was, like, "What's wrong with my hair? I'm really sorry." And I felt

  • really bad. So if somebody says "fix up something", it's like, "You're looking really bad." "Nah.

  • You ain't good, you know?" So in Dizee Rascal's song, which is quite famous, he says,

  • "Fix up. Look sharp." And that means, like,

  • "Try and wear something good when you go out into the world." So

  • moving on from the verbs.

  • Nouns, essential nouns in this vocabulary. You know the word "house", right? Well, the

  • other word you can use for it is "yard". "Come to my yard, yeah? I'll meet you later." "Fam",

  • "blud", and "yout" are all words that could be used for "friend". "Yout" would be, like,

  • a young friend. "He's just a yout. Leave him. He ain't worth it. Do you know what I mean?

  • Leave him." "Blud" means "friend", but it comes from, like, "blood brother". It means,

  • like, really close. If someone's your "blud", they're, like -- they're watching out for

  • you. "Endz" is your neighbourhood. "Who is that? I ain't seen you round the endz before.

  • He best watch out." That means,

  • "Who is that gentleman in the neighbourhood. He better be careful."

  • So moving on from the nouns, we've got some adjectives. "Haps", "ver haps", to be "ver

  • haps" means to be very happy. "Sick", if something's "sick", it means -- you probably know that

  • one because it's not just in this accent. It's also in a lot of American, like, street

  • kind of language. "Sick" means "good".

  • "Butterz" -- "You're butterz!" That means you're ugly. What about "hench"? "You want

  • to be hench, yeah? When you're walking down the street." That means you're strong. You're

  • a strong man. "Dem hench man, nobody mess with him. Do you know what I'm saying?"

  • "Safe", "Safe, blud." It's a greeting. Or it means, "That's fine." "Peng", "She a peng

  • girl." That means, "She's a good-looking woman."

  • So what about some phrases you can use? You've probably heard me say of all of these phrases

  • already. "Do you get me?" It means, "Do you understand?" "Come we go. Come we go" "let's

  • go." "Allow that. Allow that." So imagine someone does something you're not very pleased

  • about and you want to, like -- you want to get in there and sort this person out. Someone's

  • saying, "Allow that. Allow that." It means, "Leave it. It's not worth it. Leave it."

  • What if you're just going about your business and you see someone looking at you that shouldn't

  • be looking at you. Right? You can say, "Don't watch me. Don't watch me. Turn your head.

  • Don't watch me." And what about this one? "Wagan. Wagan. Safe." "Wagan" is, "Hi. How

  • are you?" And a little bit related to "Don't watch me", "Move from me." "Go away. I don't

  • want you near me." "Move from me."

  • So what we need now, I think, just to put it all together, is some insults. How can

  • you insult someone in this accent? First of all, we've got "pussyhole". "You a pussyhole.

  • Get away." "Pussyhole" means weak, immature, not manly. "You're a pussyhole." "Sket" means

  • a woman who sleeps with many people. "She's a sket."

  • "Pattymouth" -- a "patty" is a kind of Jamaican food. And "pattymouth" means -- "pattymout"

  • means someone who's, like, saying clever stuff all the time or trying to be clever but is

  • actually just talking nonsense. "You're a pattymouth -- pattymout."

  • "Wasteman" -- "wasteman" is, like, someone who's just, like, uncool, wrong, loser, something

  • like that. And "begfriend" is someone who just, is like, coming around you all the time,

  • trying to be friends, trying a little bit hard to be friends. So you don't want them

  • around. "Go away. You're a begfriend. I ain't talking to you. Go away."

  • So there you go. That's the real London accent, yeah? If you come to London and you walk around

  • the street, this is what you're going to hear. You ain't going to hear no la-di-dah from

  • the textbook, yeah? It ain't like that. It's this kind of accent. And I grew up in London.

  • I heard this accent -- always, I'm hearing this accent. But I did my best today. Do you

  • know what I mean? Because I don't speak like this all the time. I know some of the words.

  • I shared them words with you today. But what you can do now is you can go to the website.

  • You can do a quiz on all our slang that you learned today. If you liked my accents, you've

  • got to give me a "like" for that. If you didn't like my accent, you've got to give me a "like"

  • for trying. If you liked this video, you've got to subscribe here. Also on my personal

  • channel because I've got two channels. This channel and my other YouTube channel. And

  • you know what? I think I'm done, yeah? So I'm going to go. I'm going to bowl out. Don't

  • watch me. Now, watch me. Next time, yeah? Safe.

Hello. My name is Jade, yeah? And today, I'm going to tell you about the real London accent.

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