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Monday, 27 September 2010

Pearly Royalty

The harvest festival celebrated by Pearly royalty and the various mayors of the East London boroughs was celebrated at guild hall yesterday.
These three look very fine in their 'whistle and flutes'.

Their what? Aha an introduction to Cockney rhyming slang, the language of east enders originating in the 19th century.
So what is whistle and flute? Suit.

15 comments:

B SQUARED said...

Splendid!

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Gunn said...

Unique!:)

jabblog said...

They look so happy. I wonder if the costumes are heavy with all those pearl buttons.

Sharon said...

I love it when I learn something new! Lots of smiles here!

Anna said...

Um...wow...they are sparkly. Looks like fun though.

Jamie said...

That's a lot of pieces of flare... They do, however, look adorable!
Blessings.
j
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BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I hadn't heard of this before. What a wonderful tradition. Those three in your photo certainly do look lik the real thing don't they? Very regal and royal indeed as is the colour purple.

Jesús Garrido said...

Son estupendas, buena forma de entender la fotografía.

felicidades

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Leif Hagen said...

Wow - those are quite the "get ups!"

Hilda said...

Wow, those are crazy, fun suits!

I don't remember who gave a Cockney rhyming slang lesson in the past, but I thought it fun. I suck at it though. ;)

Caroline said...

A wonderful tradition that is unique to London. Thanks for my daily fix!

Karine said...

Those are quite the outfits!!!

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