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.
Goddards at Greenwich is offering a nice cup of Rosie Lee. Thanks for the lovely Cockney Rhyming Slang folks.
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.
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 […]
Stay tuned to this blog post for a daily dose of rhyming slang every day throughout the Olympics! 26-Jul-2012: Women’s Football: kicking those ORCHESTRA STALLS all over the HEDGE AND DITCH, trying to BOBBY MOORE an ANDY COLE.
Roberta writes: “This is a great dictionary and web site ! In the old days Cockneys – at least my Victorian Cockney ancestors- were all known by a nickname . My great uncles for example were known as Speck ,Missel and Banger . I was dubbed Topsy by my grandfather when I was born, and […]