More on Cockney Counting

BlimeyStrewth writes:

1/2 Lamb (and calf)
 1  Lost (and won)
 2  Bottle (of glue)
 3  Holy (see)
 4  Stand (in awe)
 5  Scuba (dive)
 6  Fiddle (-sticks)
 7  Exeter (in devon)
 8  Fartoo (late; another explanation is that “far” is supposed to be “four” and “too” is supposed to be two – four times two is eight. But I believe it’s rather the first explanation)
9  Coal (mine)
10 Foxes (den)
11 Hell (and heaven)
12 Deep (delve)
13 Hurt (and be mean)
14 (Sortin) letters
15-19 ?
20 Mussels (aplenty)
21-29 ?
30 Herdy
40 Gory
50 Nifty
60 Styx tea (??)
70 Heaven Tea (??)
80 Baity
90 God (almighty)
100 Milou (and tintin; or tenten, i.e. ten times ten) 1000 – (louse and) flee

 

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5 responses to “More on Cockney Counting”

  1. Billy says:

    1000 – ‘Bag of Sand’ (a grand)

  2. Andy says:

    What a load of cobblers this site is. Your just making it up as you go along. Absolute pony.

  3. pat says:

    pony is 25 isnt it?

  4. pony is 25, confirmed?

  5. phil says:

    Pony means ‘POO’
    it comes from a pony and trap, the old way of travel in old London tow
    e.g.
    I’m finishing this post, as I’m in dire need of a pony..