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Today we have a whole raft of cockney rhyming slang in honour of poshcat's birthday.

Once again all the following slang words are absolutely genuine

So with out further ado:
Cobblers' awls = balls or 'bollocks' (i.e. testicles)
[usually meant in the sense of 'rubbish']
eg: "You're talking a load of cobblers"

Dickie bird = word
eg: I haven't heard a dickie from Jane since she went on holiday

Jack Jones = alone
eg: "On my Jack" = "On my own"

loaf of bread = head
eg: Stop being a plonker … use your loaf

Mutt and Jeff = deaf
(named after two early 20th century comic strip characters)
eg: I'm getting a bit mutton in me old age

Syrup of figs = wig(s)
eg: Sean Connery was wearing a syrup in his last film

Tomfoolery = jewellery
(can be shortened to tom)
eg: Becks bought Posh a nice bit of tomfoolery to apologise about the affair

Treacle tart = sweetheart
As favoured on 'Eastenders' as a greeting for ladies.
eg: Wotcha Treacle!

Barney Rubble - Trouble

Boat Race - Face
(after the Oxford and Cambridge University boat race)
eg: Look at the miserable boat on her!

Bubble Bath - Laugh
eg: You're having a bubble, ain’t yer?

Brown bread = dead

China Plate - Mate
eg: Hello me old china

Dog and Bone - Phone

Half-Inch - Pinch (as in steal)
eg: Fred 'alf-inched me last fag

Plates of Meat - Feet

Scooby Doo - Clue
eg: He ain't got a scooby what to do next

And finally, runs away ducking for cover
Septic tank = Yank (slang for an American)


Why use one word when you can use three or four ?
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From:bogwitch
Date:April 16th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC)
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It's scary how many of those I've grown up with and use, yet never knew they were rhyming slang.
From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
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It's scary how many of those I've grown up with and use, yet never knew they were rhyming slang

I know It's certainly been an education!
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From:queenofalostart
Date:April 16th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC)
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Treacle tart = sweetheart
As favoured on 'Eastenders' as a greeting for ladies.
eg: Wotcha Treacle!


So using that one today.
From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
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So using that one today.

Yay! I'll have you all speaking proper cockney before too long!
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From:queenofalostart
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
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Okay. I just noticed your freakin' name ((Es)Sex in the City) and spent about five minutes giggling madly. Why, you ask? The other day, I found my copy of "The Essex Files" and laughed and laughed about white high heels.
From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
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The other day, I found my copy of "The Essex Files" and laughed and laughed about white high heels.

I'd just like to point out that I am an A-typical Essex Girl as I have never worn white stilettos (or stilettos of any colour or description.
And, apparently, I have a generic Southern English accent so I don't even sound like an Essex Girl.
Hangs head in shame.
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From:queenofalostart
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC)
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And, apparently, I have a generic Southern English accent so I don't even sound like an Essex Girl.

Aw, it's okay poppet. *pets you*

Honestly, I never saw any white shoes the entire time I was there, but everyone kept talking about them. I was starting to think they were making them up, which is why I was gifted with the book, so point out that, yes, really, they weren't just fucking with me.
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From:bogwitch
Date:April 16th, 2004 10:31 am (UTC)
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Yeah, but have you or any member of your immediate family ever driven an Escort?
From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
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Me - no
Immediate family - no
Darling BF- yes (when a student but has grown up car now)

... Also none of my family have ever worked at Fords Dagenham plant :)
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From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
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All of my illusions are shattered

Cockneys are evil ... evil I tell you !
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From:forgotten_pixie
Date:April 16th, 2004 10:43 am (UTC)
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It's so weird how so many of these I have though were real, everyone uses them type phrases ;)

~Gracie
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From:poshcat
Date:April 16th, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for doing this!! The rhyming thing just never gets old. :0D

Canadian language is SO boring in comparison...eh. Fuuuuuck.
From:ex_vanillaco754
Date:April 16th, 2004 01:58 pm (UTC)
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You are most welcome!

My colleagues obviously all think I've finally flipped ... around 4pm every afternoon I can be found at my desk practicing my word of the day in a loud Dick van Dyke mockney accent.

It's all about the realism.
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