Me ol’ china plate [=friend] Sigi, showed me”The Bible in Cockney” a few days ago – Cockney is a dialact from East End in London, and Cockney Rhyming slang is a fascinating local dialect and language game, where some words are exchanged for others that rhyme. Read more about it here: http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/
Here’s the lord’s prayer (the main Christian prayer) in Cockney:
- Our Father in heaven,
- hallowed be your name,
- your kingdom come,
- your will be done,
- on earth as in heaven.
- Give us today our daily bread.
- Forgive us our sins
- as we forgive those who sin against us.
- Save us from the time of trial
- and deliver us from evil.