Cockney rhyming slang is a humorous slang first used by cockneys in the east end of London and now understood widely in London and throughout Britain. It was invented in London in the 1840s by market traders, costermongers (sellers of fruit and vegetables from handcarts) and street hawkers. It was probably first used as a […]
BlimeyStrewth writes: 1/2 Lamb (and calf) ┬á1 ┬áLost (and won) ┬á2 ┬áBottle (of glue) ┬á3 ┬áHoly (see) ┬á4 ┬áStand (in awe) ┬á5 ┬áScuba (dive) ┬á6 ┬áFiddle (-sticks) ┬á7 ┬áExeter (in devon) ┬á8 ┬áFartoo (late; another explanation is that “far” is supposed to be “four” and “too” is supposed to be two – four times two […]
Richard writes: “My mum used the phrases: HOW’S YOUR BELLY OFF OF SPOTS” and “HOW’S YOUR MOTHER OFF OF DRIPPING”?” What do these phrases mean?