Friday, January 28, 2005

Parlez Polari?

Brilliant little film about the old 'dialect' of the carnies and the queers. It's lovely to hear people using polari properly - native speakers, as it were. It's coming back into vogue after the revivals of Round the Horne, and Julian and Sandy. Apparently, Madame JoJos is encouraging it's staff to 'Speak Polari' - you know it must be a genuine trend when the Today Programme reports on it.

Note to self - must use more polari in everyday speech.

1 comment:

JMG said...

I only just learned about polari from an English co-worker. Fascinating stuff. His complaint was that due to the popularity of that radio show, all the secret words became known.