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Sunday, 3 June 2007

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Scientists and Anhropologists the world over were last night stuned to hear of a previously unheard of Amazonian tribe who were fluent in Cockeny Rhyming Slang, the sublanguage prevalent in London's "east end".

The Kwog Tribe, of deepest Brazil, had been isolated in the Amazon for centuries until last Month, when British explorer, Peter Foot, stumpled upon them while mapping the Brazillian Amazon.

At first, Peter thought he would be unable to communicate with the tribe, because of the language barriers he had met before when in conversation with other tribes, similar to the Kwog. He was stunned, however, when the chief leader, Prince Foloko, spoke to him in fluent Cockney Rhyming Slang. "I have no idea how they know such an obscure language" Peter said, "it's just Amazing. Most Londoners can't even talk rhyming slang anymore".

This discovery is the latest in a spate of supposedly "obscure" languages being discovered in isolated communities. In 2002, a remote African tribe was found to be able to speak fluent Latin, and in 2005, an Aboriginal Tribe was discovered to be fluent in South Central LA black slang.

"Its phenomenal, but lets face it, these stories are only run when its a slow news day" Language Analyst Derek Drew concluded.

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