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.