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    a dialect of English spoken mostly by young people in London and South-East England. It contains elements from Caribbean and South Asian languages and dialects

    ... the advent of MLE is believed to mark the first time that teenagers have consciously used language to stake out their own territory ...

    They call it slang, some commentators call it Jafaican and linguists like myself call it multicultural London English.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/04/2013

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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