Chris Colfer
It's a rather Fantabulosa way of expressing yourself. So let's bring back some Polari

Do you know what Polari is?

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Polari was a form of slang in Britain used by actors, showmen, merchant navy sailors, sex workers was adopted by gay subculture.

It’s been around since at least the 19th century – some have found its origins as far back as the 16th century.

It’s had its ups and down, but it’s a rather Fantabulosa way of expressing yourself.

So we’ve dragged out our Polari dictionary to rediscover 14 words we need to start using again…

Aunt Nell danglers.

Earrings think subtle…

 

Basket.

The trouser bulge

 

Corybungus.

Dan Osborne Naked

Your buttocks

 

Crimper.

Hairdresser

 

Fantabulosa.

Fabulous/ Wonderful

 

Handbag.

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Money

 

HP (homy polone).

Effeminate gay man

Mangarie.

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Food

Naff.

Awful, dull, hetero

Palare pipe.

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Telephone

So.

Homosexual… Is he so?

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Tootsie trade.

Bottom to bottom – sex between two passive guys

Trade.

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Sex- or a potential sexual partner.

Zhoosh / Tzsju.

Tart up your hair