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  • The Queen’s Clobber

    Well, there you have it, the BAKED BEAN let us have her thoughts earlier this BUBBLE AND SQUEAK and said that a ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit might be a goer (har har!) and lotsa bills have been given the all clear. But never mind all that malarkey, I want to know why she wasn’t wearing […]

  • What’s Cockney for Jeremy Hunt?

    Although it has been more than a year since the self-effacing Twitter superhero, James Blunt posted the following Tweet, we again have cause and opportunity to consider that the cockney rhyming euphemism be handed from James Blunt to Jeremy Hunt. I'm officially handing over my Cockney Rhyming title to @Jeremy_Hunt — James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February 11, 2016 […]

  • London Nude Bike Ride

    Let your DERBY KELLY hang out this Saturday in London’s 13th annual naked bike ride through our nation’s capital! Officially the World Naked Bike Ride (London) is a protest against car culture and oil dependency, but it’s also a chance to promote positive body image. If you want to join in with the ride, all you need to […]

  • Popup PLONK Tasting in London

    Did you know that "plonk" is really Cockney Rhyming Slang? The rhyme is PLINKETY PLONK, which rhymes with vin Blanc. It also echoes the sound of wine pouring into a glass. Very clever. It's one of those Cockney slangs that you probably use without even knowing it's Cockney Rhyming Slang.

  • Ruby Murray Flavoured Pot Noodles – YES!

    Check this out - spottted in a local Sainsbury's - Ruby Murray flavoured noodle-in-a-pot type snack. Fork inside!

  • The Old Baked Plum

    This is a new one on Uncle Fred - Baked Plum obviously means bum. Here's some Cockney graffiti found in 1986 celebrating the legend that was Rupert Murdoch.

  • Nice Cup of Rosie Lee

    Goddards at Greenwich is offering a nice cup of Rosie Lee. Thanks for the lovely Cockney Rhyming Slang folks.

  • Cockney Slang in the Wild – Ruby Murray Indian Takeaway

    Apparently Cockney slang has firmly crossed the borders into bonny Scotland, land of the Sweaty Socks, where we found this fine Indian takeaway named after our favourite legend, Ruby Murray. By the way, in case you hadn’t worked it out – Ruby Murray is Cockney Rhyming Slang for curry.

  • Cockney Slang in the Wild – The Rosy Lea Cafe, Wimbledon

    Here’s a photo of the Rosy Lea Cafe at 186 The Broadway, Wimbledon captured in March 2016. Rosy Lea is of course Cockney slang for tea, so there are a lot of cafes with the same name. If you have spotted any establishments named after Cockney slang, please get in touch, especially if you have […]

  • Ronnie Barker – Rhyming Slang Sermon

    Here’s the peerless Ronnie Barker delivering a sermon in Cockney rhyming slang. How he manages to keep that poker face going throughout we’ll never know. Here are some of the phrases he uses: Cain and Able Table Hampstead Heath Teeth Trouble and Strife Wife Bricks and Mortar Daughter Tea Leaf Thief Bees and Honey Money Burton […]

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Each slang is ranked and rated by real Cockney speakers. Rate any slang as:


    Widely-used and recognised as Cockney Rhyming Slang from the good old days. Example: Apples and Pears

    It might be brand new rhyming slang but if you've heard it used, rate it Modern. Example: Pete Tong

    Never heard it being used? Reckon it's fake? What a load of old Pony. Rate it Mockney!


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