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Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:46:58 pm »



Evenin’ all!  Take a butcher’s at my Cockney Rhyming Slang quiz.  You’ve all heard of Cockney Rhyming Slang right?  You haven’t?? … Well stone the crows!!  Let me explain then…

You have two or three associated words (eg “Butcher’s Hook”), where the last word rhymes with the word you want to say (ie. “Look”).  Then you use the first word only in the sentence .... and Bob’s yer Uncle !!  Still don’t get it?  Then have a butchers at this example:


"I’m climbing the apples."

Apples is short for Apples and Pears which rhymes with Stairs

…. So the sentence means ….."I’m climbing the stairs."






Now in this quiz, I’ll give you the sentence, and you’ve got to work out what I’m trying to say … don’t forget to put on your best Dick Van Dyke accent!!



1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.


3.     I put on me best whistle.


4.     Allo’ me old china.


5.    He always rabbits on about something.


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.


7.    She’s always on the dog.


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.


10.     Old Jim is brown.


11.    Get your plates off the table.


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.   


17.    I’ve got no sausage.


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.


19.    That sounds robin.


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.




I'll post the answers in a few days.  In the meantime .... anyone fancy a Knees Up??


Love Susie


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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 04:05:07 pm »
Well besides apples and pears meaning stairs (thanks to repeated viewing of "To Sir, with Love" as a teen)  ;D  I know:

Moby Dick = sick

Hickory Dickory = clock

Dixie Deans = jeans

Dog and Bone = phone

So I'm looking forward to your answer list Suzie!   ;D  Great Post Idea!!!

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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 04:07:08 pm »
Ewww!! OUCH!!!! This one looks really hard; especially for a midwestern American!!   ???

Where's Alex when I need him??!!!  >:(

Okay, here I go!!  :D




1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.

I'm feeling a little angry today.


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.

According to the clock, we're late.


3.     I put on me best whistle.

I did the best I could. I gave it my best shot.


4.     Allo’ me old china.

Something someone says when they find something they've lost.


5.    He always rabbits on about something.

He's always complaining about something.


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.

The kids are always getting into trouble.


7.    She’s always on the dog.

She's always putting on airs (showing off).


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.

I kicked the old bastard in the balls.


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.

My damn voice kept me up last night.  ???


10.     Old Jim is brown.

Jim has a suntan.


11.    Get your plates off the table.

The table needs clearing off.


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.

He shouldn't be driving. He's drunk.


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.

I'll order some ham for you.


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.

My damn wife ran off again.


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.

I'd like you to meet my kids.


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.   

I've lost the keys to my car.


17.    I’ve got no sausage.

I need to go to the grocery store.


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.

The next thing I know he's got his face in my face.


19.    That sounds robin.

That sounds good!


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.

He can't afford it. - he doesn't have any money.


OH WOW Susie!!! I think I need to stay out of east London! I don't think I would understand what they were saying to me!!

Grea quiz! I'll sticky it for you so it will stay at the top of the list for a few days!!  :D


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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 04:50:30 pm »
I'll try.  The problem is the two and three word combinations are English slang too!   :laugh:


1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.     moby dick = sick


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.  hickory dickory dock = clock


3.     I put on me best whistle.  whistle and flute = suit


4.     Allo’ me old china.  china plate = mate


5.    He always rabbits on about something.  ???


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.  ???



7.    She’s always on the dog.   ???


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.   berlin wall = balls


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.  pitch fork = work


10.     Old Jim is brown???


11.    Get your plates off the table.  ???


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.  elephants eye = high


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.   ???


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.   cherry cake  (Hey this is BBM)  = ???


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.   trouble and strife = wife


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.    mickey mouse = house


17.    I’ve got no sausage.   ???


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.  Oliver Twist = fist


19.    That sounds robin.  robin red breast = best


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.  corn cob = job




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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 06:18:53 pm »




Now in this quiz, I’ll give you the sentence, and you’ve got to work out what I’m trying to say … don’t forget to put on your best Dick Van Dyke accent!!



1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.
Moby Dick=sick


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.
hickory dickory dock =the clock

3.     I put on me best whistle.
whistle and flute=suit


4.     Allo’ me old china.
china plate,= old mate


5.    He always rabbits on about something.
rabbits and hawks= talks





6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again
pots and lids=kids



7.    She’s always on the dog.
dog and pony=phoney


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.
berlin wall =balls



9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.
bloody pitch , nasty bitch= bossy person


10.     Old Jim is brown.
Old jim is brown=,  in town  back from holiday


11.    Get your plates off the table.
cheese  n  plates = false teeth


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.
elephants trunk=drunk


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.
my turn to buy, Ill buy you a (big hoggish) beer


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.
bloody cherry, =danged mary


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.
trouble and strife= wife



16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.
Mickey Mouse=house  


17.    I’ve got no sausage.
sausage and squeek= weak


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.
Oliver Twist =fist


19.    That sounds robin.
robin red brest=best


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn
corn fed=bread=money

this was crazy fun...probably very few right, but it was fun to guess



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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 07:15:54 pm »
1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.

I'm feeling sick today!!


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.

According to the CLOCK we're late.

3.     I put on me best whistle.

I put on my best top?


4.     Allo’ me old china.

Allow me old fish?


5.    He always rabbits on about something.

he always bleats on about something

6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.

Them bloody strumpets are under foot again!


7.    She’s always on the dog.

She's always on the stoop.



8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.




9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.

My bloody plague kept me late again..


10.     Old Jim is brown.

Old Jim is impaired!


11.    Get your plates off the table.

Get your goons off the table.


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.

He shouldn't be drivin', he's got beers!


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.




14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.

My bloody bloke ran off again.


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.

I'd like you to meet the faker.


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.

I've lost the keys to the house.    


17.    I’ve got no sausage.

I've got no legs!


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.

 :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X :-X

I CAN"T say that one!!!


19.    That sounds robin.


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.

He can't afford it - he ain't got a Bob!




I'll post the answers in a few days.  In the meantime .... anyone fancy a Knees Up??


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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 07:39:28 pm »

Hey Clyde, you got nine right ... whooo Hoooooo ....   Not bad .... not bad at all!!


Susie

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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 07:40:09 pm »

**I scrolled down really fast so I couldn't see the answers of the other blokes!!

1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.  Sick


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.  Clock


3.     I put on me best whistle.  Top


4.     Allo’ me old china. Mate


5.    He always rabbits on about something.  Chats


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.  Pups


7.    She’s always on the dog.  Phone


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.  Balls


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.  Boss


10.     Old Jim is brown.  Gone


11.    Get your plates off the table.  Shoes


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.   Drunk


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.  Pie


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again. Guy


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble. Wife


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey. House    


17.    I’ve got no sausage. Kegs


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face. Fist


19.    That sounds robin. Good


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn. Job
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 07:56:21 pm »
YAY!! I love bonus points.   ;D
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2007, 03:19:56 am »
I don't think I did this right. I don't think I read the directions before I took this test!  :P  >:(  :-\

My daddy always told me to "read the directions first". I didn't do it this time. And now I made a complete fool out of myself in the process!  >:(

 :laugh:  :laugh:  ;)

Maybe I should take this test again! Whatcha'ya'll think??

I forgot to do the rhyming part! I'm sorry Susie!!  :'(

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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2007, 02:07:16 pm »
Ok Susie, I,m from the UK so I should know most of these lol.



1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.  moby dick= sick


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.  hickory dock=clock


3.     I put on me best whistle.  whistle and flute= suit


4.     Allo’ me old china. not sure of the exact meaning but it,s generally a term of affection from an old bloke to his misses(or so I beleive)


5.    He always rabbits on about something. rabbiting on= never stops talking


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again. not 100% sure about this one?


7.    She’s always on the dog.  dog and phone=phone


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.  berlins= balls


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again. dunno, pass  ???


10.     Old Jim is brown. dunno again?   ???


11.    Get your plates off the table. plates of meat=feet


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.  elephants=pissed..ie had too much to drink


13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.  not sure


14.    My bloody cherry ran off again. not sure


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.  trouble and strife=wife


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.    pass


17.    I’ve got no sausage.  pass


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face. pass


19.    That sounds robin. pass


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn. obviously means your skint but I,m not sure exactly.

How did I do then? bit useless for a fellow Brit really lol.




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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2007, 04:40:10 pm »
Watcha Souxi,

Well stone the crows ... you got 8 dead right and 1 almost right .... ... not bad!  Come on .. what goes best with sausages? ... I'll give you a clue... it's one of Desperate Dans favourite meals!

Thanks for doing the quiz Souxi.

Susie


*David raises his hand*

I know the answer to that!!!

Bangers and.......

Am I on the right track Susie??

Now I think I know the answer to question #17 too!  :D

Maybe not.
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2007, 05:44:04 pm »
Maybe .... maybe not!  :-X

So are you going to do the quiz again David? .... now that you've found out that Cockney Rhyming Slang involves rhyming!!!

Susie




Yeah. Okay, I'll take it again Susie, but this one doesn't count because I need to learn to read the directions first!!  :laugh:

My dad would thump me upside my head if he found out I took this quiz without reading the directions!  :P



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1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.

I'm feeling a bit sick today (Moby Dick = sick)


2.     According to the hickory we’re late.

According to the clock we're late (Hickory dickory dock = clock


3.     I put on me best whistle.

I put on me best top. (whistle stop = top)I have NO idea!!


4.     Allo’ me old china.

Allo' me old mate (china plate = mate)


5.    He always rabbits on about something.

He always wails on about something. (rabbit tails = wails )


6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.

Them bloody kids are under foot again (teapot lids = kids)


7.    She’s always on the dog.

She's always on the phone (dog... bone... dog bone = phone)


8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.

I kicked this geezer in the balls (berlin wall... walls = balls)


9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.

My bloody witch kept me late again (pitch = witch  ???


10.     Old Jim is brown.

Old Jim is down (brown= down)


11.    Get your plates off the table.

Get your feet of the table. (and I have no idea why I just said that!!)  :laugh:  ???


12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.

He shouldn't be driving, he's drunk (elephant trunk = drunk)

13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.

It's my shout, I'll get you a stout (pig snout= stout)

14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.

My bloody git ran off again (cherry pit=git)  ???


15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.

I'd like you to meet the wife (trouble....strife= wife)


16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey.   

I've lost the keys to the house (mickey mouse = house)

17.    I’ve got no sausage.

I've got no cash. (sausage... bangers and mash = cash)


18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.

Next thing I know he's got his fist in my face (Oliver Twist = fist)

19.    That sounds robin.

That sounds good (Robin Hood= good) That makes me think of you Susie since you live in Nottingham!  :D


20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.

'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a job. (corn cob = job)


How did I do this time Susie?  :D







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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2007, 06:56:39 pm »

(Now where's that 1,000+ club??)


HEY!!!!

Congratulations Susie!!!!! You hit 1000!!!  :D

I'm heading over to the club right now and announce it to everyone!!!  :D

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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2007, 08:05:32 pm »


You've probably been losing sleep over this for the last few days so I thought I'd better put you out of your misery!

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Oh alright, here they are .....



1. I’m feelin’ a bit moby sick today……….. Moby = Moby Dick = SICK


2. According to the hickory clock we’re late………. Hickory = Hickory Dickory  Dock = CLOCK


3. I put on me best whistle suit………. Whistle = Whistle and Flute = SUIT


4. Allo’ me old china mate………. China = China Plate = MATE


5. He always rabbits  talks on about something………. Rabbit = Rabbit and Pork = TALK


6. Them bloody teapots  kids are under foot again………. Teapot = Teapot Lid = KID


7. She’s always on the dog phone………. Dog = Dog and Bone = PHONE


8. I  kicked this geezer in the berlins balls………. Berlin = Berlin Walls = BALLS


9. My bloody pitch boss kept me late again……… Pitch = Pitch and Toss = BOSS


10. Old Jim is brown dead………. Brown = Brown Bread = DEAD


11. Get your plates feet off the table………. Plates = Plates of Meat = FEET


12. He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants drunk………. Elephants = Elephant's Trunk = DRUNK


13. It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig beer………. Pig = Pig’s Ear = BEER


14. My bloody cherry dog ran off again………. Cherry = Cherry Hogg = DOG


15. I’d like you to meet the trouble wife………. Trouble = Trouble and Strife = WIFE


16. I’ve lost the keys to the mickey house………. Mickey = Mickey Mouse = HOUSE  


17. I’ve got no sausage cash………. Sausage = Sausage and Mash = CASH


18. Next thing I know he's got his Oliver fist in my face………. Oliver = Oliver Twist = FIST


19. That sounds Robin good………. Robin = Robin Hood = GOOD


20. 'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn job………. Corn = Corn on the Cob = JOB




So what's the scores on the doors?
(Some of you gave me the sayings and others just gave me the answers so I've recalculated, looking at the answers only)

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SHASTA   and  IFYOUCANTFIXIT!!    

Merrily .... 10
Clyde .... 9
Souxi .... 8
Gary .... 7
David .... 5
Dot Matrix .... 3
Jess .... 3

Special consolation prize for David who got 14 correct once he'd read the instructions correctly!!






Thanks to everyone who took part, I hope you enjoyed it .... it was really fun to do!!!



Love Susie

« Last Edit: July 21, 2007, 08:12:20 pm by Susiebell »

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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2007, 10:30:45 pm »
OK--yay - that was fun.  Do another one, Susie!!

David is so darn sweet---I would not have minded him gettng the trophy since he got 14 right.    ;)
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2007, 01:07:06 am »
Oh gosh, I'll have to think of something different to do next time ... perhaps english dialects!!!

For instance, if someone from Newcastle said to you "I'm gannin doon the toon" would you know what they meant??!!

Thanks again for doing the quiz Shasta honey!


Love Susie 



I'm going down town??


I'm gonna do the town???


I gotta do the tune?? ??

That will be a hard quiz. I like the rhymes!!!
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2007, 01:25:56 am »


If you read my instructions carefully, I said you had to use your best Dick Van Dyke accent ... although that's pretty rubbish!!


 


She DID say that Gary. She really did. I heard her.  ;)

See, you have to read the directions Gary! Don't let my daddy find out about this!!!  :laugh:  :laugh:
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2007, 05:36:11 pm »


         Wow i am amazed.  Most of those were plain guesses...luck is more like it..but great fun Suzie.



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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2007, 12:42:02 pm »

Oh alright, here they are .....

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1. I’m feelin’ a bit moby sick today……….. Moby = Moby Dick = SICK


2. According to the hickory clock we’re late………. Hickory = Hickory Dickory  Dock = CLOCK


3. I put on me best whistle suit………. Whistle = Whistle and Flute = SUIT


4. Allo’ me old china mate………. China = China Plate = MATE


5. He always rabbits  talks on about something………. Rabbit = Rabbit and Pork = TALK


6. Them bloody teapots  kids are under foot again………. Teapot = Teapot Lid = KID


7. She’s always on the dog phone………. Dog = Dog and Bone = PHONE


8. I  kicked this geezer in the berlins balls………. Berlin = Berlin Walls = BALLS


9. My bloody pitch boss kept me late again……… Pitch = Pitch and Toss = BOSS


10. Old Jim is brown dead………. Brown = Brown Bread = DEAD


11. Get your plates feet off the table………. Plates = Plates of Meat = FEET


12. He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants drunk………. Elephants = Elephant's Trunk = DRUNK


13. It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig beer………. Pig = Pig’s Ear = BEER


14. My bloody cherry dog ran off again………. Cherry = Cherry Hogg = DOG


15. I’d like you to meet the trouble wife………. Trouble = Trouble and Strife = WIFE


16. I’ve lost the keys to the mickey house………. Mickey = Mickey Mouse = HOUSE  


17. I’ve got no sausage cash………. Sausage = Sausage and Mash = CASH


18. Next thing I know he's got his Oliver fist in my face………. Oliver = Oliver Twist = FIST


19. That sounds Robin good………. Robin = Robin Hood = GOOD


20. 'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn job………. Corn = Corn on the Cob = JOB



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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2007, 10:33:37 am »
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"I’m climbing the apples."

Apples is short for Apples and Pears which rhymes with Stairs

…. So the sentence means ….."I’m climbing the stairs."

Huh? Man, English sure is a difficult language to learn! I'm sticking to Spanish, myself.

Apples and Pears? Susiebell, I'm worried I'll visit England and I won't know what anyone is talking about!
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2007, 09:00:30 pm »
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"I’m climbing the apples."

Apples is short for Apples and Pears which rhymes with Stairs

…. So the sentence means ….."I’m climbing the stairs."

Huh? Man, English sure is a difficult language to learn! I'm sticking to Spanish, myself.

Apples and Pears? Susiebell, I'm worried I'll visit England and I won't know what anyone is talking about!
 
 
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2007, 09:33:15 am »

1.    I’m feelin’ a bit moby today.

= Moby Dick = sick

2.     According to the hickory we’re late.

= hickory dickory dock = clock

3.     I put on me best whistle.

 ???

4.     Allo’ me old china.

= china plate = mate

5.    He always rabbits on about something.

 ???

6.    Them bloody teapots are under foot again.

 ???

7.    She’s always on the dog.

= dog and bone = phone (this is my favourite from "Minder")

8.    I  kicked this geezer in the berlins.

= Berlin Wall = balls

9.    My bloody pitch kept me late again.

 ???

10.     Old Jim is brown.

= brown ale = pale

11.    Get your plates off the table.

= plates of meat = feet

12.    He shouldn’t be drivin’, he’s elephants.

= elephant's trunk = drunk

13.    It’s my shout, I’ll get you a pig.

= pig's tail = ale

14.    My bloody cherry ran off again.

= cherry tart = cart

15.    I’d like you to meet the trouble.

= trouble and strife = wife

16.    I’ve lost the keys to the mickey

= Mickey Mouse = house   

17.    I’ve got no sausage.

 ???

18.    Next thing I know he's got his Oliver in my face.

= Oliver Twist = fist

19.    That sounds robin.

= Robin Hood = good

20.    'e can't afford it - 'e ain't got a corn.

= corn cob = bob

That was fun Susie.  :D  Must confess, though, that I had to guess some.  :-\  And some I couldn't even guess at!  ::)  I used to know a lot more during the days of "Minder," which I loved, and I got others from "The Bill," which I'm addicted to and never miss an episode.  8)  Speaking of "The Bill," is "tosser" rhyming slang? I know it's an insult but don't know what it means.  ???
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2007, 08:42:45 am »
I'll have to look up the origins of the word "tosser" for you!  It's slang for a man who's .... how shall I put it .... uh hum .... pleasuring himself!!

Oh, now I understand. In Australia, we call such a person a "Wanker"!!!  :D
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Re: Do you know your Cockney Rhyming Slang?
« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2007, 03:00:16 am »
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Hey ... why didn't you do my quiz??

Mainly because I'm completely perplexed by the Queens' English! I swear I just don't get it.
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