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Cockney Rhyming Slang for Parts of the Body

The human body generates a lot of slang. Maybe it's because bits of it are always playing us up. Anyway, here's a quick run-down from top to bottom. See if you can work out what all these slang mean:

On yer Loaf of Bread you've got your Barnet Fair (or maybe a Syrup of Figs). On yer Boat Race you have yer Mince Pies, King Lears and I Suppose. In yer North and South you've got yer Hampstead Heath. Yer Loaf sits on yer Gregory Peck, which sits on yer Noddy Holders. If you're a woman you might have Bristol Cities (or Thrupenny Bits) on yer Bristol and West.

We've all got a pair of Chalk Farms poking out with a pair of German Bands at the end. In yer Derby Kelly lives yer Newington Butts. Don't eat too much in case yer Fish and Chips start expanding.

In the Screaming Lord Sutch area, the menfolk have a Hampton Wick, which is what he uses to have a Jimmy Riddle or a Gypsy's Kiss, under which his Orchestra Stalls (or Cobblers' Awls or Niagara Falls or Albert Halls) live. The ladies are blessed with a Morris Minor (or a Struggle and Grunt) instead. Male or female, we've all got a Bottle and Glass (also known as an Aris) at the back with which we can have a Tom Tit.

Yer Plates of Meat are at the end of yer Scotch Eggs, and yer Bromley by Bows at the end yer Scotches. And that just about sums up the Cockney parts of the Body!

Here's our list of terms from the dictionary that are money-related. If you've got any more, sling 'em over!



AIDS Ace of Spades

Appendix
"I just 'ad mi Jimi Hendrix taken out."
Jimi Hendrix

Aris (arse)
"I'll kick your April"
April in Paris
Alternatives
There's a long chain of evolution for April in Paris. It goes: Arse = Bottle and Glass Aristotle = ... read more

Arm
"'E's got one of 'is Chalk Farms in a sling."
Chalk Farm

Arse
"That bloke's a right pain in the April!"
April in Paris
Alternatives

Arse
"Up yer Aris!"
Aris
Aris is one of the very best examples of Double Slang. This occurs where a phrase is turned into a r ... read more

Arse
"Get your Blade over 'ere."
Blade of Grass

Arse Bottle and Glass
Alternatives

Arse
"Sat on a nail, didn't I? Went right up me Khyber Pass!"
Khyber Pass
Alternatives

Arse Hagen Daas

Arse
"What a Myleene!"
Myleene Klass

Arsehole Jam Roll
Alternatives

Arsehole Elephant and Castle

Ball
"I got kicked in the Albert Halls"
Albert Hall

Balls
"Just got kicked in me Alberts "
Albert Halls

Balls
"That's a load of cobblers, for a start!"
Cobbler's Awls

Balls
"She kicked me right in the Davinas"
Davina McCalls

Balls
"I got booted in the Niagaras"
Niagara Falls
Alternatives

Belly Derby Kelly
Proper old Cockney Slang. Immortalised by Harry Champion in the song Boiled Beef and Carrots. Bo ... read more

Blind All Behind


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