Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 10:25:04 -0600 From: Bruce Gelder Subject: Re: query on Cockney >"Do you know of any good book (or ariticle or dictionary) giving >a 1-2 page definition/history of the Cockney dialect?" > >Can anybody give me any info on this? Thanks in advance. The Merriam-Webster New Book of Word Histories (ISBN 0-87779-603-3) has a listing for "cockney" and gives just over a page of interesting information, although of course it focuses on the word itself more than on the dialect. Bruce Gelder (bgelder[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]