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Cockney Slang in Dickens - the Sayings of Sam Weller


The character of Sam Weller in Dickens' Pickwick Papers is one of the most flamboyant Cockney characters in Dickens.

12/30/2020

Important News


Important News

4/19/2020

New - The Cockney Lorem Ipsum Generator


Need some pure London-born Cockney Rhyming Slang Lorem Ipsum text to fill up your designs? Get it here, completely free!

8/30/2019

Rediscovered English words


Rediscovered English words

10/19/2017

Ride the Mail Rail Under London


Ride the Mail Rail Under London

9/18/2017

London Downpour Ends Heatwave


London Downpour Ends Heatwave

9/4/2017

Big Ben's Last Bong


Big Ben's Last Bong

8/25/2017

London Night Tube Anniversary


London Night Tube Anniversary

8/21/2017

London's Urban Foxes on the Increase


There are upwards of 18 urban foxes per square km living in London. Fortunately they seem to leave the BALLs OF FAT and CHERRY HOGs alone.

8/17/2017

David Walliams' Cockney Character


David Walliams' Cockney Character

8/7/2017

Has the Cockney Voice Gone for Good?


Cole Moreton bemoans the loss of the cockney voice in this piece for the Radio Times. And it's true. With all the comings and goings, like in any big city, its inhabitants will eventually change. Their customs will change, their food will change, their culture will change and of course their language and accents will change.

8/2/2017

Cockney Rhyming Grub


Cockney Rhyming Grub

7/14/2017

Andy Murray's Trouble and Strife is Cooking a Bin Lid


Andy Murray's Trouble and Strife is Cooking a Bin Lid

7/8/2017

Andre Agassi's Barnet was a Syrup


Andre Agassi's Barnet was a Syrup

6/29/2017

The Queen's Clobber


The Queen's thoughts on Brexit.

6/21/2017

Cockney Rhyming Slang Featuring London Places


Cockney Rhyming Slang Featuring London Places

6/14/2017

What's Cockney for Jeremy Hunt?


What's Cockney for Jeremy Hunt?

6/14/2017

London Nude Bike Ride


London Nude Bike Ride

6/8/2017

Popup PLONK Tasting in London


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.

5/29/2017

Ruby Murray Flavoured Pot Noodles - YES!


Check this out - spottted in a local Sainsbury's - Ruby Murray flavoured noodle-in-a-pot type snack. Fork inside!

5/29/2017

The Old Baked Plum


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.

5/10/2016

Nice Cup of Rosie Lee


Nice Cup of Rosie Lee

4/30/2016

Cockney Slang in the Wild - Ruby Murray Indian Takeaway


Cockney Slang in the Wild - Ruby Murray Indian Takeaway

4/17/2016

Cockney Slang in the Wild - The Rosy Lea Cafe, Wimbledon


Cockney Slang in the Wild - The Rosy Lea Cafe, Wimbledon

4/17/2016

Ronnie Barker - Rhyming Slang Sermon


Ronnie Barker - Rhyming Slang Sermon

1/17/2016

You What? He's Ukrainian


You What? He's Ukrainian

12/27/2015

Origin of Ruby Murray for Curry


Origin of Ruby Murray for Curry

9/8/2015

Cockney Accent Fun


Cockney Accent Fun

2/4/2015

How Much Cockney Rhyming Slang Do You Use?


How Much Cockney Rhyming Slang Do You Use?

7/17/2014

How to Remember Cockney Money Slang


How to Remember Cockney Money Slang

5/21/2014

A Cockney Jackanory


A Cockney Jackanory

3/27/2014

What is Cockney Rhyming Slang?


Cockney rhyming slang is a collection of rhyming phrases. It developed in the East End of London and is used by Cockneys and other British people.

3/17/2014

How Cockney Slang Earned One War Veteran a Beating


How Cockney Slang Earned One War Veteran a Beating

12/17/2013

Classic Cockney Adverts


Classic Cockney Adverts

12/2/2013

A Tea Leaf's Jackanory


A Tea Leaf's Jackanory

11/3/2013

Tribal punk cockney jazz soul poetry, yeah!


Tribal punk cockney jazz soul poetry, yeah!

9/12/2013

London's Filthiest Place Names Revealed


London's Filthiest Place Names Revealed

9/4/2013

Cockney Accent is 'Sexiest'


Cockney Accent is 'Sexiest'

4/24/2013

Is David Beckham a Cockney?


Is David Beckham a Cockney?

4/17/2013

Make Sure Your Kid is Born a Cockney


Make Sure Your Kid is Born a Cockney

4/1/2013

Competition: One Man, Two Guvnors


Competition: One Man, Two Guvnors

2/23/2013

Call the Midwife


Call the Midwife

2/20/2013

Have a Cockney Christmas!


Have a Cockney Christmas!

11/28/2012

London Voices - Rory McLeod - Singer/Musician


London Voices - Rory McLeod - Singer/Musician

10/22/2012

Daily Cockney Olympic Slang :-)


Daily Cockney Olympic Slang :-)

7/26/2012

I'm Hank Marvin


I'm Hank Marvin

7/4/2012

Cockney Cash Machine Song


Cockney Cash Machine Song

6/11/2012

You Speak Cockney Slang - But You Don't Even Know It


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!

5/3/2012

Listen to CockneyRhymingSlang.co.uk's Gordon Smith speak on NPR


Listen to CockneyRhymingSlang.co.uk's Gordon Smith speak on NPR

4/12/2012

Is Cockney Rhyming Slang Dead?


Is Cockney Rhyming Slang Dead?

4/4/2012

The Cockney Bible


The Cockney Bible

12/15/2011

If It Wasn't For The 'Ouses in Between


If It Wasn't For The 'Ouses in Between

11/21/2011

Two-Bob Controversy


Two-Bob Controversy

10/12/2011

It's the London Cockney Olympics 2012!!!


It's the London Cockney Olympics 2012!!!

8/18/2011

Trolleys! Are They Just a Load of Pants?


Trolleys! Are They Just a Load of Pants?

7/18/2011

Original Cockney Translator Dies


Original Cockney Translator Dies

3/25/2011

Cockney Rhyming Slang Needs Your Help!


Cockney Rhyming Slang Needs Your Help!

7/18/2010

Understanding Cockney Rhyming Slang


Understanding Cockney Rhyming Slang

1/22/2010

More on Cockney Counting


More on Cockney Counting

1/10/2010

More on Cockney Counting


More on Cockney Counting

1/10/2010

More on Cockney Counting


More on Cockney Counting

1/10/2010

Help Needed: Obscure Cockney Phrases


Help Needed: Obscure Cockney Phrases

1/10/2010

Cockney Nicknames


Cockney Nicknames

1/10/2010

Only Fools and Horses - Toby for Road


Only Fools and Horses - Toby for Road

11/25/2009

Bristol Cities - why Bristol?


Bristol Cities - why Bristol?

11/19/2009

Australian Money Slang


Australian Money Slang

11/19/2009

Why is "Kite" Cockney Slang for Cheque?


Why is "Kite" Cockney Slang for Cheque?

11/19/2009

Minder - Why is "Slaughter" Slang for Arthur's "Lockup"?


Minder - Why is "Slaughter" Slang for Arthur's "Lockup"?

11/19/2009

Cockney Football Slang


Cockney Football Slang

11/4/2009

The Sweeney slang - What's a Peter?


The Sweeney slang - What's a Peter?

10/30/2009

Why is Curry Called Ruby Murray?


Why is Curry Called Ruby Murray?

10/30/2009

Australian Rhyming Slang


Australian Rhyming Slang

10/12/2009

More on Cockney Money Slang


More on Cockney Money Slang

10/7/2009

Help us out with this Cockney translation


Help us out with this Cockney translation

9/25/2009

As I was sat by the Ave Maria ...


As I was sat by the Ave Maria ...

9/18/2009

A Bit of Wembley - Ian Dury and The Blockheads


A Bit of Wembley - Ian Dury and The Blockheads

9/18/2009

Pearly Kings and Queens


Pearly Kings and Queens

9/15/2009

Cockney Counting


Cockney counting - an system for counting dominoes or anything else.

9/15/2009

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