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The Lost Gay Language of Britain's '60s

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The Lost Gay Language of Britain's '60s

The Lost Gay Language of Britain's '60s

The Lost Gay Language of Britain's '60s

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NPR's Scott Simon talks with linguistics researcher Paul Baker about Polari, a secret language spoken by gay men in Britain in the 1960s. Mr. Baker has written a book about the gay community's lost language called Fantabulosa: A Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang.

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