English singer/ songwriter, James Blunt has revealed his distress at being included in the 2010 edition of The Cockney Slang Dictionary.
The book which features alphabetical examples of cockney slang and their meanings, has been on sale annually since 1953 and features such classics as, "Dog and bone (phone)" and "Apples and pears (stairs.)"
However, the last four editions have taken into account more mainstream and modern examples of Cockney Slang, including "Jimmy Riddle," "Horse and cart" and now "James Blunt."
"The term "James Blunt" has made it into this years edition due to its overwhelming use and accuracy." said Pamela LoVocab of The Cockney Slang Dictionary.
She continued, "It rhymes and he is one, meaning it is the perfect example of modern Cockney slang. All variations on the usage of this term are listed in the dictionary; for example, "Stop acting like a James Blunt."
James Blunt was unavailable for comment but his publisher released a statement to the press:
"James is extremely saddened and distressed by his inclusion in The Cockney Slang Dictionary. He feels that he isn't a "James Blunt" but a nice, generous and enjoyable person to be with."
It is reported that Blunt is considering taking legal action to try and have his name removed from the book.
More information will be reported on this case when it develops.