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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!



Hips
"Move those Fish and Chips darling."
Fish and Chips

Hooter (nose)
"He got hit on the Pea Shooter!"
Pea Shooter

Knackered Cream Crackered
Knackered is a phrase used all over the UK meaning tired.

Knob (penis)
"Oof, nearly caught me Corn on the Cob in the zip of me Petrols. "
Corn on the Cob
Alternatives

Knockers
"Look at the Mods and Rockers on that bird!"
Mods and Rockers
Mods and Rockers were two conflicting British youth subcultures in the 60s and 70s. Because they wer ... read more

Lardy
"I'm too Oliver Hardy -- I'm going on a Brixton."
Oliver Hardy

Legs
"Nice Pins darlin'!"
Pin Pegs

Legs Clothes Pegs

Legs
"Cor, look at the Bacon and Eggs on 'er!"
Bacon and Eggs

Look
"Give us a Butcher's at your paper mate."
Butcher's Hook
Butcher's Hook is used across London and beyond, and widely understood throughout the UK. It's class ... read more

Love Handles
"Look at the size of his Derek Randall's!"
Derek Randall

Lug (ear)
"I've put a splash of aftershave behind my Toby Jugs"
Toby Jug
Alternatives

Mouth
"Shut yer North and South."
North and South
North and South is almost never shortened to "North" like most rhyming slang. Instead the full form ... read more

Neck
"Don't forget to wash your Bushel"
Bushel and Peck
Alternatives

Neck
"Gerrit down yer Gregory!"
Gregory Peck
Alternatives

Nose
"Barry Manilow has a massive Fireman's."
Fireman's Hose

Nose
"Keep your Duke right out of it ok!"
Duke Of Montrose

Nose Bugle

Nose Red Rose

Nose
"I've got a pimple on the end of me I Suppose"
I Suppose


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