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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!



Bollocks
"Kick him in the hydraulics"
Hydraulics

Bollocks Jackson Pollocks

Brain
"Don't mind 'im, 'is watch is a bit slow"
Watch and Chain

Breath
"Ooh, that hill! I'm almost out of Life and Death"
Life and Death

Bum
"She deserves a slap on the Wrigley's"
Wrigley's Gum

Bunion Spanish Onion

Bunion Sage and onion

Chest Bird's Nest

Chest
"Cor look at 'er Bristols"
Bristol and West
Bristol and West is a commercial bank in the UK. This slang is an example of reattachment - the clas ... read more

Chest George Best

Chin Dusty Bin

Claret (blood) Boiled Beef and Carrots
Boiled Beef and Carrots is the name of a famous Cockney song by Harry Champion, which also includes ... read more

Crap Pony and Trap

Crap
"I am going to have a Horse and Trap"
Horse and Trap

Cripple Raspberry Ripple
Alternatives
Pejorative.

Crutch
"I just got kicked in the Rabbit 'Utch"
Rabbit Hutch
Alternatives

Crutch
"'e kicked 'im right in the Screaming Lord Sutch"
Screaming Lord Sutch

Cunt Grumble and Grunt

Cunt
"He's a total James Blunt!"
James Blunt

Cunt
"That geezer is a right Jeremy Hunt!"
Jeremy Hunt
Jeremy Hunt is a well-known Tory politician who has been Culture Secretary and Health Secretary in t ... read more


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