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Roberta writes:

"This is a great dictionary and web site !

In the old days Cockneys - at least my Victorian Cockney ancestors- were all known by a nickname . My great uncles for example were known as Speck ,Missel and Banger . I was dubbed Topsy by my grandfather when I was born, and he always used it. I was told this was to protect Cockneys from the Law should they be in trouble . Anyone else known by such an alias ??

Roberta ( aka Topsy !)"

Date: 10-Jan-2010

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