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.”

slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/07/28/polari_the_gay_dialect_can_be_heard_in_this_great_short_film_putting_on.html
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...