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View Pascal Treacly's Profile Pascal Treacly Flag 06 Sep 22 1.52pm Send a Private Message to Pascal Treacly Add Pascal Treacly as a friend

I was at a family do up north over the weekend, Rochdale. The locals started talking about cockney rhyming slang and how weird it is. It put me in mind of my favourite- "brassic".
I used it once with an American work colleague who was baffled. I took him through the process =
1 - No funds
2 - Broke
3 - Skint
4 - Lint
5 - Boracic lint
6 - "Brassic".
He thought we are all mad.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Sep 22 4.28pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

A '2 & 8' is still my favourite and widely applicable in today's society.

'Parrafin' also a personal favourite of mine and of a similar note.

Must say on original post however, there is a huge difference between slang and 'rhyming slang'.

Finally, if this thread does grow, I was always told I, or others, was/were having a 'tin bath' but this seems to have been replaced with 'bubble' in modern-er times! Is that an East/South London thing, is one correct and one not, or are both appropriate?

Edit: Sorry, also "Not having a 'scooby doo' or just 'scooby'!. I was always under the impression it was not having a 'Danny (La Rue)'... same question!

Edited by Nicholas91 (06 Sep 2022 4.31pm)

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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Originally posted by Nicholas91

A '2 & 8' is still my favourite and widely applicable in today's society.

'Parrafin' also a personal favourite of mine and of a similar note.

Must say on original post however, there is a huge difference between slang and 'rhyming slang'.

Finally, if this thread does grow, I was always told I, or others, was/were having a 'tin bath' but this seems to have been replaced with 'bubble' in modern-er times! Is that an East/South London thing, is one correct and one not, or are both appropriate?

Edit: Sorry, also "Not having a 'scooby doo' or just 'scooby'!. I was always under the impression it was not having a 'Danny (La Rue)'... same question!

Edited by Nicholas91 (06 Sep 2022 4.31pm)

2 & 8 - goodness, that takes me back to my childhood.

Whistle (and flute) for suit. Tin tack (the sack). J. Arthur (Rank) for *ank. How's your father (lather). etc.

Must confess, paraffin and tin bath don't mean anything to me.

 

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A bubble is someone who comes from Greece.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Sep 22 4.55pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by JRW2

2 & 8 - goodness, that takes me back to my childhood.

Whistle (and flute) for suit. Tin tack (the sack). J. Arthur (Rank) for *ank. How's your father (lather). etc.

Must confess, paraffin and tin bath don't mean anything to me.

Paraffin Lamp = Tramp

Tin bath = Laugh

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Sep 22 4.56pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by regpaddock

A bubble is someone who comes from Greece.

Yes! A bubble and squeak.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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Two bob bits- a bodily funtion
Sherbert Dab- Cab

 


I remember Paris in '49, The Champs Elysee, Saint Michel And old Beaujolais wine, And I recall that you were mine, In those Parisienne days


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Always thought the "trouble" was most apt

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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Why is Tom, Slang for a prostitute, i know Tom foolery is Jewelry

 


I remember Paris in '49, The Champs Elysee, Saint Michel And old Beaujolais wine, And I recall that you were mine, In those Parisienne days


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 06 Sep 22 5.38pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Why is Tom, Slang for a prostitute, i know Tom foolery is Jewelry

Don't think it's rhyming slang. It might come from Tom Cat from various alley-bound activities.

Two from Glasgow -
Corn Beef. Deaf. (Deef in Weegee speak)
Mick Jagger. Lager. (Lagger).

 

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My dad always went up the Apples to go to bed.....until they moved to a bungalow. Then he just went to Uncle Ned.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 06 Sep 22 5.43pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Don't think it's rhyming slang. It might come from Tom Cat from various alley-bound activities.

Two from Glasgow -
Corn Beef. Deaf. (Deef in Weegee speak)
Mick Jagger. Lager. (Lagger).

Thanks

 


I remember Paris in '49, The Champs Elysee, Saint Michel And old Beaujolais wine, And I recall that you were mine, In those Parisienne days


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