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Beginning of the end for cockney rhyming slang? Under-25s can't tell their Apples and Pears from their Current Bun

Cockney rhyming slang, a dialect which dates back 175 years, could be in danger of dying out.

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New research reveals how 18-24-year-olds are failing to recognize once famous phrases such as Cream Crackered, Donkey's Ears and Rosie Lee.

According to the survey, a fifth of people under-25 thought 'Bottle and Stopper' was a reference to Burger King's Whopper. In case you're wondering it's actually Copper.

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Cockney rhyming slang originated in the 1840s. To classify as a cockney, a Londoner had to be born within the sound of Bow Bells at St Mary-le-Bow.

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Researchers say changes in society are making phrases increasingly redundant, with new generations making up their their own sayings.

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