Cockney Rhyming Slang

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Brian Bowen, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Cockney rhyming slang was mentioned on another thread in passing. It makes a very colourful and often humourous addition to the way some English folk speak. For those unfamiliar:

    Apples and pears = stairs
    Plates of meat = feet

    Usage becomes even more oblique when reduced, e.g., to “I’m going up the apples to bed”.

    I wouldn't mind having a list -- anyone got some entertaining examples? As politically correct (and clean) as possible, please.
  2. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    Trouble and Strife = Wife
    Trouble and Fuss = Bus.

    "I took the touble to town on the trouble" :?
  3. twigglet

    twigglet Member

    Britney Spears- beers
  4. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Dog and Bone - telephone
    Cat's Whisker - transistor

    In the "olden days" the Aussies sent a few of these rhyming slangs over your way!
  5. iggmeister

    iggmeister Member

    Gypsy's kiss, as in, "Awight darlin', I've had too many Britneys and need a quick gypsy's".

    Currant bun = sun

    raspberry ripples = nipples

    as in "oi Sharon, cover up darlin or else the currant'll burn yer raspberries!"

    Just a couple that you might like to use in the US.

  6. ju33les

    ju33les Member

    ruby murray - curry
    icky dicky- sick(y)
    eartha kitt- :oops:
    I better stop there as most of my slang is a little bit :?
  7. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    rosy lea = tea
    old joanna = piano (pianna!)

    I think I can remember the whole alphabet (A is for 'orses, B for mutton etc etc) but that would take up way too much space here. My fave letters are Q for a pee and Y for girlfriend!
  8. bagpuss

    bagpuss Active Member

    Thrupenny bits - diarrhoea
    i.e. 'got any cheese love?? I've got the thrupenny bits.'
    nb, can also be used to describe what Raspberries (see earlier post) are attached to.

    Butchers hook - look
    i.e. 'phwoar.....have a Butchers at these pics of Big Twigge dressed as a 70's hooker' :wow :wow

    Richard the Third - faeces
    i.e. ' can't to get home for a Richard'

  9. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Frog and toad - road
    China plate - mate
    Tit for (titfer) tat - hat

    To be correct, you should only use the first part - ie the word that doesn't rhyme.
  10. ted

    ted Member

    Principal Skinner = Dinner
  11. ScrapingtheBottom

    ScrapingtheBottom Active Member

    Hank Marvin = Starving
    Rod Ryan = TV (don't ask me why!)
  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Loaf of bread - head
  13. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Jack & Danny - Fa**y

    Used to work for a propper cockney geezer in a pub and he was often heard yelling to his wife that if she didnt stop yacking on the phone he would stick 'the dog' (see previous posts) up her Jack & ........
  14. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

  15. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

  16. yorkie19

    yorkie19 Active Member

  17. Straightmute

    Straightmute Active Member

    Excellent Sam. Made my day to come across 'oojah' defined so well.

    Something for a rainy day there I suspect...

  18. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Such as "brolly = umbrella", for example :wink: