The Cockney Blog

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

More tennis news … Andy Murray’s TROUBLE AND STRIFE has got ONE IN THE OVEN and is cooking a BIN LID. Far from distracting the tennis ace from success, it has been said that expecting a new addition can focus the mind even further. Incidentally, Novak Djokovic’s partner is also pregnant and Serena Williams recently […]

Andy Murray practicing tennis

Andre Agassi’s Barnet was a Syrup

Wimbledon is in full flow again and the weather of course has obliged by being changeable at best. PEAS IN THE POT one day then raining cats and dogs the next. I came across an old news story the other day; how did I not already know that tennis champ Andre Agassi’s well renowned mullet […]

Agassi in the 80's

The Queen’s Clobber

Well, there you have it, the BAKED BEAN let us have her thoughts earlier this BUBBLE AND SQUEAK and said that a ‘smooth and orderly’ Brexit might be a goer (har har!) and lotsa bills have been given the all clear. But never mind all that malarkey, I want to know why she wasn’t wearing […]

Queen Elizabeth the second

What’s Cockney for Jeremy Hunt?

Although it has been more than a year since the self-effacing Twitter superhero, James Blunt posted the following Tweet, we again have cause and opportunity to consider that the cockney rhyming euphemism be handed from James Blunt to Jeremy Hunt. I'm officially handing over my Cockney Rhyming title to @Jeremy_Hunt — James Blunt (@JamesBlunt) February […]


London Nude Bike Ride

Let your DERBY KELLY hang out this Saturday┬áin London’s┬á13th annual naked bike ride through our nation’s capital! Officially the World Naked Bike Ride (London) is a protest against car culture and oil dependency, but it’s also a chance to promote┬ápositive body image. If you want to join in with the ride, all you need to […]

Naked people on bikes

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.

Plinkety Plonk is slang for vin Blanc