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Mockney (a portmanteau of "mock" and "cockney") is an affected accent and form of speech in imitation of cockney or working-class London speech, or a person with such an accent. A stereotypical mockney speaker comes from an upper-middle-class background. A person speaking with a mockney accent might adopt cockney pronunciation but retain standard grammatical forms, whereas the genuine cockney speaker uses non-standard forms (.
However, the precise origin of barrel of monkeys, first recorded in the late 1800’s, is unknown. We can speculate that it is an allusion to releasing a barrel of monkeys, and the funny antics that would ensue. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. The related expression barrel of laughs did not originate until the late 1900’s, and appears to be a variation of barrel of monkeys. The idiom inspired the popular children’s toy/game Barrel of Monkeys, developed in 1966 by Lakeside Industries of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and later marketed.
In English, a slang word is a word that isn’t really considered to be standard English but is something that many people continue to use nonetheless.