Help! We’re easily the most popular and respected Cockney dictionary on the Internet – and that means we get a huge amount of contributions of slang, comments, and emails. We’re drowning! If you have an interest in the Cockney language, have a little bit of spare time, and would be willing to help us out, […]
Help us out: do you know any Cockney words for football – or football-related London slang?
We get a lot of interest from Down Under in our rhyming slang. Maybe it’s because in the land of Fosters and XXXX they have their own rhyming slang. Some say that we exported our slang to Oz when we exported our criminals to the penal colonies. A very plausible theory I guess. Anyway Jo […]
Evidence of a much wider variety of Cockney slang for money is reaching us. For example David Campbell writes: “In the 50’s, we had a lodger who came from the East End, and was very well versed in things cockney. I asked him about money, amongst other things, and remember a marigold being a 3d, […]
Here at CockneyRhymingSlang.co.uk we do like to help people out who are baffled by the Cockney lingo. This week a student from Poland has written to us asking for help translating the video below for his English lessons (the things they use for teaching these days). Well we think this ad is a wee bit […]
Sheila Jones writes: Is there a poem as follows or did my father make it up? (He came down to London from Scotland in the 1920s and was fascinated by and loved the Cockney slang) As I was sat by the Ave Maria Warming my Plates of Meat There came a knock on the Rory […]
Ceri is asking: I would really like to know what ‘a bit of Wembley’ is refering to in the Ian Dury and the Blockheads song ‘Mash it Up’. Any ideas? We say: well, here are the lyrics to aforementined song. Please comment if know the answer. He’s got his little Y-fronts and his got his […]
Did you know that Pearly Kings and Queens are still around? I came across a whole family of Pearlies outside St Mary Le Bow Church last week. They were collecting money for Help For Heroes and very kindly allowed me to photgraph them. Only after a promise of a hefty donation though!
Got this email from Chris Hughes about Cockney counting. It’s a new one on me. Anybody else used to use this Cockney counting method for dominoes or any other purpose? Let us know. Chris Hughes writes: I was born in Hammersmith in 1953 and brought up in South London. These are 1 to 10 as […]