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

Was pleased to be asked to contribute to a programme on the US’s National Public Radio about London life. The piece focussed on the Olympic Games (the Sid James, as they’re being branded by Cockney-loving PR companies on the lookout for an opportunity). http://www.npr.org/2012/03/14/148574426/olympics-letter-from-london



Two-Bob Controversy

Recently Mark Stevens of The True Football blog flagged up an interesting usage of the phrase “two-bob”. Apparently Spurs trainer Clive Allen called Arsene Wenger a “two-bob” after refusing to shake his hand. We reckon Allen was using his own shortened version of Two-Bob Bit. What do you think?