Any cockney rhyming slang fans should head over to Cambridge and try the yummy looking desserts at the Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa. The experimental chef has combined his love of our London slang with his studies in braille to create some deliciously fun puds. Our particular favourite is ‘Apples and Pears’ with ‘Rosie Lee’ […]
More tennis news … Andy Murray’s TROUBLE AND STRIFE has got ONE IN THE OVEN and is cooking a BIN LID. Far from distracting the tennis ace from success, it has been said that expecting a new addition can focus the mind even further. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic’s partner is also pregnant and Serena Williams recently […]
Wimbledon is in full flow again and the weather of course has obliged by being changeable at best. PEAS IN THE POT one day then raining cats and dogs the next. I came across an old news story the other day; how did I not already know that tennis champ Andre Agassi’s well renowned mullet […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Yes me old china plates, dearest friends, we’re all puffed up with pride because 2012 is the official London Olympics, all taking place in our dear old East End of London Town. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s the Cockney Olympics! Those clever people in the Olympic committee sat down and said to themselves, right, […]
We’re very sad to learn of the death of Smiley Culture, who passed on 15-Mar-2011. Smiley was a kind of ambassador for London-Jamaica culture, and had a big hit in the Eighties with “Cockney Translator”. So as a tribute, we’re posting this YouTube vid to help you translate between Jamaican patois and Cockney!