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Rhyming Slang, a form of English used in Britain in which rhyming words and phrases are used as substitutes for regular nouns, for example, "loaf of bread" for "head." This version of the story uses rhyming slang instead of regular nouns. "I see a chap in the bus with a huge bushel and peck [neck] ..."

Back Slang, otherwise known as pig Latin, a slang language in which the first letter of each word used is put at the END of the word and followed by the sound "ay." This variation on the story is told entirely in this form of speech. "Unway ayday aboutya iddaymay ..."

Antiphrasis. In this version, everything is the opposite of what it is in the original—for example, someone's gender, or the time of day (see "Quotes", p. 161).

Dog Latin. This version of the story is told in...

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