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The London Accent and Cockney Rhyming Slang - AIRC105

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Cockney Rhyming slang - A type of slang in which a words are replaced by a words or phrases they rhyme with.

Apple and pears = stairs

To hide meaning from the law and/or to exclude outsiders

List of slang:

( https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Cockney_rhyming_slang  )
( http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/  )
( http://www.phespirit.info/cockney/slang_to_english.htm  )

to have a butcher's (hook) = a look

She's brown bread = She's dead

(Aunt) Joanna - piano

Boat race - face

North and South = mouth

Ruby Murray (popular singer in the 1950s born in Belfast) = curry

Rub-a-dub-dub = pub (public house)

pig's ear = beer

George Raft = draught

Gregory Peck = neck

plates of meat = feet

Pen and Ink = stink

Porky = pork pie = lie, e.g. "He's telling porkies!

jam jar = car

jugs (of beer) = ears

Adam and Eve = believe = as in "would you Adam and Eve it?"

dog and bone = phone

whistle (and flute) = suit

trouble (and strife) = wife

Tom and Dick = sick

china (plate) = mate

Tea leaf = thief

Rosie = Rosie Lee = tea e.g. "Have a cup of Rosie"

Brahms and Liszt = “pissed” = drunk

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There’s a bit of rhyming slang outside London in the UK, but it’s almost not known at all outside its own environment. For example:

corn beef = “deef” = deaf ('mutton' or 'Mutt and Jeff' = 'deaf' in cockney rhyming slang)

tatie bread = dead (tatie bread is potato bread)

mince pies = eyes

a wee duke = a quick look

a deek = a quick peek

Newtons = teeth (from “Newton Heath”, rhymes with “teeth”). In London they use 'Hampstead Heath' as rhyming slang for teeth.

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