#4 : I’m a Londoner
Journalist : Welcome to the set Pearl! How are you?
Pearl : I’m great thank you! How about you?
Journalist : Fine thanks! So today you’re here to speak about your great-great-great grandfather right? I heard that he was someone absolutely wonderful! Tell us more about him.
Pearl : First thank you, that’s really nice from you, I’m sure he would have appreciated it. I’m super proud to be a member of his family. Of course I’m super proud of my job and also to be a Cockney. His name was George Stack and he is the one who is inspiring me every day.
Journalist : That’s so cute!
Pearl : During his whole life, he fought for the rights of the poor, always against the police. He helped people finding their ways. He was brave, such an example.
Journalist : He deserves a lot of respect. And what was his job?
Pearl : He was a costermonger and sold some fresh fruit and vegetables, from a basket or a wooden cart in the streets of London. But one thing we should of course remember is that he was elected Pearly King.
Journalist : Oh well that’s great! Can you explain us more about this title?
Pearl : He found some buttons on the floor in the streets of the city and he sewed them on his jacket. He had a stick and a hat with buttons on it.
Journalist : And I heard about Cockney Rhyming Slang. Could you tell us what is that?
Pearl : Yeah of course. It consists of a secret language, for communicating between Cockneys.
Journalist : What did he like?
Pearl : He liked the song “I am a Londoner” and he did tap dancing.
Journalist : Thanks for all your answers. It was really interesting.