Can any readers of this blog speak Polari? I would be interested to know.
Fantabulosa how bona to vada a Polari documentary! I must zoosh my riah, powder my eek, polish my pots and get on the palare pipe, wonder if there is any handbag in it?
It’s a shame Barry Took still wasn’t with us, as the writer of the “Julian & Sandy” sketches, I’m sure he could have helped.
I think Polari is one of those long lost elements of a gay scene long gone, that should still be kept alive. I know words like ‘Troll’, ‘Chicken’ ‘Mince’ and a few others still survive.
Wonderful to see it recognised, became fascinated with it after hearing the Julian and Sandy sketches, which for the author of this article’s benefit I might add are from the radio show entitled Round the HORNE, not HOME, named after the main man of the show Kenneth Horne.
And well done Danny above. :D
Huw bona, just trolled in after a vada at a nante bar.
Me lallies are all in spin dear at the thought of a butch homee doing a show about us fods!, with out a load of shrieking polones around.
love to all
For those who might not understand there’s a glossary at Wikipedia: