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Gurney Folklore: Where did the 'Cockie.' (22) RE: Folklore: Where did the 'Cockie.' 28 Jun 16

The cockney 'Cock' could be an abbreviation of 'me old cock sparrow' which they used to use to address a friend.

I wonder if there is any crossover to the northern term Marrow, also for friend or trusted workmate.

Nick Dow has the Oz term right. "Grand crop of cockatoos you have there, Blue!" The term is also used here in NZ for a farmer, imported of course.

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