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Polari Dictionary Index
Possible formation of Polari slang

Influences on Polari

Polari - English
English - Polari
click AC to Aunt
B to Beak
click Accomodation to Awful
Baby to Buttocks
click Bean to Bit
Blag to Buvare
click Camp to Cunnilingus
Damage to Dupe
click Cabouche to Chaud
Chavvies to Curtain
click Earrings to Eyes
Fabulous to Fussy
click Dacha to Dizzy
Do to Dyke
click Game to Gym
Hair to Hustling
click Ear to Fantabulosa
Farting to Funt
click Inadequate to Leave
Leave to Lubricate
click Gaffer to Gylrig
Hambag to Husband
click Mad to Musician
National to Outsider
click Importuning to It
Jarry to Jubes
click Paper to Pound
Pre-cum to Run
click Kaffies to Large
Lattie to Lyle
click Sailor to Size
Slacks to Sweet
click Madzer to Mental
Meshigener to Mush
click Take to Urinate
Vagina to Yourself
click Nada to Numba
Ocals to Oyster

click Packet to Putting
Quarter to Royal

click Saltee to Sharping
Sheesh to Swishing

click Tat to Two
Una to Zhooshy


Some samples of Polari sentences
Both my culls multee bonar for Robert Both my mates are strongly attracted to Robert.
Nanti vardering the cartes. - Oooh, nada to varda in the larder. Don't look at his basket! - Oh, he is not well endowed.
Omnes and palones of the jury, vada well at the eek of the poor omee standin' before you, his lallies trembling. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, look carefully at the face of the poor man who stands in front of you - his legs are trembling.
As feely homies, we would zhoosh our riahs, powder our eeks, climb into our bona new drag, and our gildy batts and troll off to some bona bijou bar. As we are young men, we would comb our hair, powder our faces, wear our best new clothes, and our fancy shoes, and walk to some good little bar.
How bona to vada your eek! How good to see your face!
Varda that swishin' omi-poloni with the nanna matini. Look at that flamboyant gay man with the awful ring.
Vagaried to Eine, where I met a fantabulous gylrig, but NTBH. I went to London, where I met a fantastic (and desirable) male, but he wasn't available.
Nantee palari before the gajo cull. Don't speak Polari before that outsider.
Polari version of the King James Bible
1. In the beginning Gloria created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was nanti form, and void; and munge was upon the eke of the deep. And the nanti lucoddy of Gloria trolled upon the eke of the aquas.
3. And Gloria cackled, Let there be sparkle: and there was sparkle.
4. And Gloria vardad the sparkle, that it was bona: and Gloria divided the sparkle from the munge.
5. And Gloria screeched the sparkle Day, and the munge he screeched nochy. And the bijou nochy and the morning were the una day.
to read all the Bible translated to Polari, go to:
http://www.thesisters.demon.co.uk/bible/
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