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 […]
Let your DERBY KELLY hang out this Saturday┬áin London’s┬á13th 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┬ápositive 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.
Check this out – spottted in a local Sainsbury’s – Ruby Murray flavoured noodle-in-a-pot type snack. Fork inside!
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 […]