You’re using Cockney Rhyming Slang and you didn’t even know it. Here are the top ten Cockney sayings that you probably use every day without even knowing you were speaking Cockney!
Was pleased to be asked to contribute to a programme on the US’s National Public Radio about London life. The piece focussed on the Olympic Games (the Sid James, as they’re being branded by Cockney-loving PR companies on the lookout for an opportunity). http://www.npr.org/2012/03/14/148574426/olympics-letter-from-london
This week the Museum of London (a fine institution – go there and mooch about for an afternoon) has declared that Cockney Rhyming Slang is “brown bread”. They surveyed 2000 people – 1000 in London, the rest elsewhere in the UK – on their knowledge of Cockney. Alex Werner, who curates the collections at the […]
Recently Mark Stevens of The True Football blog flagged up an interesting usage of the phrase “two-bob”. Apparently Spurs trainer Clive Allen called Arsene Wenger a “two-bob” after refusing to shake his hand. We reckon Allen was using his own shortened version of Two-Bob Bit. What do you think?