Just for fun, if you could learn to speak any language or dialect in the world, which one would you choose?
The current top of my list would be Cockney Rhyming slang.
Apparently, it isn’t really a language and it isn’t really a dialect. Whatever it is, I find it absolutely fascinating. It seems like code speaking (although I guess technically, every language is a code).
Plus, something about it just sounds fun. When I hear it or read about it, I want to laugh. Not a poking fun laugh. Rather, an “Isn’t this just amazingly wonderful” laugh. I suppose for me it is the double meanings built into it that fill Cockney Rhyming Slang with inherent humor.
When I read about it or hear it (usually on a movie), I find myself thinking, “I wish I could be that clever!”
For those who prefer a bit more of a reputable source, here is an article from National Geographic. Be forewarned, though, both pages of this article have a picture of Brittney Spears showing way too much skin.
Here is a list of common Cockney Rhyming slang words and their definitions.