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Polari : queer language and literary salon

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  There are some parts of the English language that the Brits have always kept for themselves.  Like ‘Polari’ for example. In the 19th century it was used as the version of everyday language used in London fish markets, the theatre, fairgrounds, and circuses, hence the many borrowings from ‘travelers’ and Romanies. Then in the … Continue reading



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