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Would you Adam and Eve it? East End Cockney rhyming slang could die out in London experts claim

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 July 2010 | UPDATED: 16:13 05 October 2010

COR BLIMEY - experts say that Cockney will die out within a generation. Language experts say that the traditional dialect with its distinctive accent will die out within the next 30 years and be replaced by a lingo they dub multicultural London Englis

COR BLIMEY - experts say that Cockney will die out within a generation.

Language experts say that the traditional dialect with its distinctive accent will die out within the next 30 years and be replaced by a lingo they dub "multicultural London English" as East Enders move out of the city.

But researchers into linguistics at Lancaster University think the new dialect will mirror the language used by Bow boy rap artist Dizzee Rascal, mixing up Bangladeshi, Cockney and Jamaican phrases.

They are keen to record Cockney poetry and dialect for an archive up west at the Kings Place and want to hear from anyone who can contribute to it.

Further details are available at www.kingsplace.co.uk/celebrate-cockney

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