Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: britain

2 bookmarks tagged “britain

Polari, the gay dialect, can be heard in this great short film “Putting on the Dish.”
Of all the cultural forms that gay men have created and elaborated since coalescing into a social group around the late 19th century, Polari, a full-fledged gay English dialect with roots among circus folk, sailors, and prostitutes, has to be one of the most fascinating—not least since it has faded...