The Cockney Blog

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 […]

Queen Elizabeth the second

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 […]

Naked people on bikes

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.

Plinkety Plonk is slang for vin Blanc






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 […]

Ronnie Barker