[LR] COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG SCHEMES EXPLAINED
O M Goodness, thank you SO MUCH for this LR, @andersun! I was just thinking of doing one after @Boogie's earlier question. So! A true Cockney is a Londoner born within the sound of the Bow Bells. Slang phrases are an expression that rhymes with a word, usually with the rhyming word omitted. I think it is easier to give examples:
- •Butcher's HOOK = look 👀"Take a butcher's at this!"
- •Mince PIES = eyes"He's got sexy pies!"
- •Apples and PEARS = stairs"He was so drunk he fell down the apples"
- •Adam and EVE = believe"I just can't Adam and Eve it..."
- •Skin and BLISTER = sister
- •Trouble and STRIFE = wife
- •Syrup of FIGS = wig"I'm SURE he's wearing a syrup!"
- •Barney RUBBLE = trouble"Uh oh, he's in Barney Rubble!"
- •Plates of MEAT = feet"My plates hurt!"
- •Any ideas about what this means???"Use some Bob Hope on your Boat Race"