Cockney Rhyming Slang

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.
 

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!
 

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.

Igg
 

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 :?
 

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!
 

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 stop.....got to get home for a Richard'


Puss
 

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.
 

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 & ........
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
bagpuss said:
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.

All this talk of food..... 'scuse me, I'm just going for a tom.
 

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