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September 03, 2008


Slender Octopus

I love this stuff...infact I will do an Australian version next TT!


This is some great stuff. Very interesting. I had no idea this type of language existed. Wonderful TT.

marcia@joyismy goal

OMG i would be soooo lost those are hilarious


Rhyming Slang was big in Australia back in the day too. Some terms persist.

Dead Horse = Tomato Sauce = Ketchup

Seppo = short for Septic Tank = Yank


I'm giggling at the post script.


OK...none of those made sense but they made me giggle. Pretty funny. Happy TT my friend. Thanks for stopping by. Its always nice to see you;)


Hampstead Heath...that sounds familiar...


I'm snickering at porkies and Bristol. But then again, I'm a dirty girl, so I would. ;)

Nicole Austin

Wow, insteresting list. Especially since many of those can have different meanings. Like blowing raspberries.

Ms. Behaving

"Would you Adam and Eve it??"

[I can definitely see myself using that one! :-)] Happy TT!!


HELLO Nicholas and happy TT! Thanks for stopping by!


How interesting, but know I also know why I never understood a single phrase, lol !

Robin from Israel

I can never answer the rhyming slang questions on The Weakest Link!


Well, I'm sat 'ere in me whistle and flute, after just coming down the apple and pairs and I don't Adam 'n' Eve how good a post this is :-)


this reminds me of the austin powers movie where mike myers and michael caine are sitting there speaking like this. it always cracked me up -- now i vaguely understand why they were talking that way!

Pamela Kramer

rofl - Love your P.S. that his hilarious. I'm so glad you made it by my blog and you voted too! I haven't seen you in a long time. You just help my little business gain another vote in the contest wars of the most innovated new home based company. Thank you sir! Happy TT - Too much Tom and Dick...funny stuff.

Mary Emken

Hi Nick, I have heard of of Cockney Rhyming slang,but didn't know what it was. Fun list. I have heard some of those vases in a movie ,but didn't know what they were talking about. Take care


How about Plates of Meat = Feet. I did a post on Cockney Rhyming Slang here

I love to play with language.


How about Plates of Meat = Feet. I did a post on Cockney Rhyming Slang here

I love to play with language.

Wylie Kinson

Thanks for spilling the secrets of Cockney slang. I'm going to try these out on the family at dinner tonight. Well, all except Briston (hee hee) and Aris.

I had a Brit friend whose personalized licence plate said JAM JAR, which she had to constantly explain to us dumb Bermudians ;)


Fun list and happy TT :)

after hours

OMG so funny. This is incredibly hard to figure out on my own but when you list it it seems so easy.

Way cool. Thanks by stopping by!

On a limb with Claudia

Heya Nicholas - how's it? I do love this slang. What I love more is how it's misused. It always makes me laugh. :)

The Gal Herself

Ah, we are nations separated by a common language, aren't we? I think this slang is charming and imaginative. And thanks for visiting my humble TT.


Reminds me of a "code" we used to use to write notes about people in school. I never was any good at it.


Yay for the educational list! I actually heard "Would you Adam and Eve it?" recently.

Mary Emken

Ooops! I meant verses. My mind is in out of space lately.

Ann Bruce

Where were you while I was watching Austin Powers?

Mysti Holiday

I'd be (and am) so very confused...

::wanders off scratching head::

Matthew James Didier

My knowledge of cockney was and is limited... so the education in rhyming is appreciated!

Cindy Swanson

Love the list, Nicholas! As you've probably surmised by now, I'm fascinated by all things British.


Wow, that makes it extra difficult for non-native English speakers... i wouldn't understand a thing!
Thanks for visiting my 40th birthday TT.


Thanks for stopping by. I've never heard of rhyming slang, so this was interesting.

Shoshana in Pictures

I love this...I don't know a single one. I agree with it being convoluted. For example, I wouldn't have thought that Tit for Tat is a hat!


I enjoyed learning all these new phrases.


oh i love this nicholas. i wanted to do something similar for the black country talk for wolverhampton west midlands, if you remember it at all?

there are some strange sayings about!
and hey i see you have your award up yay!! x


Now that was quite insightful and interesting. I should do a post about this and link back here.

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