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Originally posted by Nicholas91

Uncle Ned - Interesting, as I always heard that in the context of 'on your Uncle Ned (head)'.

You could be right Nic, although my old man wasn't a Cockney, but, coming from Mitcham, he liked to think he was. If Uncle Ned rhymed with bed, that was good enough for him.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Sep 22 7.22pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

You could be right Nic, although my old man wasn't a Cockney, but, coming from Mitcham, he liked to think he was. If Uncle Ned rhymed with bed, that was good enough for him.

And why not! I am relying upon the Irish in Peckham for my references to be fair!

 


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Originally posted by Nicholas91

And why not! I am relying upon the Irish in Peckham for my references to be fair!

Some claim that rhyming slang is originally Irish.

 


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Chalfonts


And one much beloved of my late father (Welsh born but loved in the East End before making ving to Thornton Heath,)

Bristols

 

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

Some claim that rhyming slang is originally Irish.

As in Irish jig. Wig?

 

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Jack & Danny.

 

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Originally posted by syd snot

Jack & Danny.

Thrupenny bits.

 

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Originally posted by ASCPFC

It's Berkshire Hunt isn't it? Can't imagine what that rhymes with.

It is. And I suspect you can.

 

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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 06 Sep 22 11.36pm Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Plates (of meat) - feet
Pen (and ink) - stink
Daisies (daisy roots) - boots
Bread (and honey) - money
Frog (and toad) - road
Barnet (fair) - hair
Syrup (of figs) - wig
Boat (race) - face
Loaf (of bread) - Head
North (and south) - mouth
Rosie (Lee) - tea
Butchers (hook) - look
Weasel (and stoat) coat

The last on this list is possibly the 'weasel' in the old rhyme, although it is also thought to be interchangeable with 'whistle'. When something was pawned, it was called 'popped', and poorer people would 'pop' their less needed possessions frequently in times of need. A coat was not needed in the summer, and a suit wasn't needed much at all.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 06 Sep 22 11.46pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

Plates (of meat) - feet
Pen (and ink) - stink
Daisies (daisy roots) - boots
Bread (and honey) - money
Frog (and toad) - road
Barnet (fair) - hair
Syrup (of figs) - wig
Boat (race) - face
Loaf (of bread) - Head
North (and south) - mouth
Rosie (Lee) - tea
Butchers (hook) - look
Weasel (and stoat) coat

The last on this list is possibly the 'weasel' in the old rhyme, although it is also thought to be interchangeable with 'whistle'. When something was pawned, it was called 'popped', and poorer people would 'pop' their less needed possessions frequently in times of need. A coat was not needed in the summer, and a suit wasn't needed much at all.

Known as an inigo suit. Inigoes Monday, out he comes Friday.
The pub mentioned, The Eagle, in the City Road, is still there.

 

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View Tim Gypsy Hill '64's Profile Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Flag Stoke sub normal 07 Sep 22 12.27am Send a Private Message to Tim Gypsy Hill '64 Add Tim Gypsy Hill '64 as a friend

Originally posted by Teddy Eagle

Known as an inigo suit. Inigoes Monday, out he comes Friday.
The pub mentioned, The Eagle, in the City Road, is still there.

Yeah I know. I worked on a building site next to The Eagle. It was a coppers pub then, from Old Street nick. I doubt it still is though in these modern times.

We didn't drink there by the way, we used a pub down the road that had strippers. Those were the days....

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 07 Sep 22 12.44am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Tim Gypsy Hill '64

Yeah I know. I worked on a building site next to The Eagle. It was a coppers pub then, from Old Street nick. I doubt it still is though in these modern times.

We didn't drink there by the way, we used a pub down the road that had strippers. Those were the days....

Used to use the Stick & Weasel down the road in the early 90s. Think it changed its name later on.

 

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