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The small world of Polari

23 January 2021 9:00 am

In discussing the German low-life cant called Rotwelsch, Mark Glanville (Books, 9 January) referred in passing to Polari, ‘the language…

The criminal code of Rotwelsch deciphered

9 January 2021 9:00 am

When Martin Puchner was a child, tramps would turn up at his family home in Nuremberg to be fed by…