The colourful secrets of Britain’s centuries-old slang

We all are part of at least one tribe, and tribe talk has existed for centuries. Each group has a distinctly flavoured jargon which unites their members and provides an easy shorthand.

From birdspotters to politicians, we all belong to tribes. Each has its own special, and sometimes secret, language honed over many years.

These tribal conversations help unite members of the same group with a shared vernacular, and in some cases, keep out interlopers.

This video provides some choice examples and for a more in-depth exploration, take a look at this article.

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