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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 15 Oct 22 8.14am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

According to Dudley Sutton's character in Cockneys versus Zombies the slang for zombies is Trafalgars. It goes Trafalgar square fox and hare hairy greek five day week weak and feeble pins and needles needle and stitch Abercrombie and Fitch Abercrombie Zombie.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 15 Oct 22 9.03am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Drum and gaff have always puzzled me because they don't rhyme. Drum apparently derives from a Romany word and gaff from a 17th century word meaning a place of entertainment. ie

They live in a nice drum.

Come round my gaff for a coffee.

 


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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 15 Oct 22 9.53am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

Drum and gaff have always puzzled me because they don't rhyme. Drum apparently derives from a Romany word and gaff from a 17th century word meaning a place of entertainment. ie

They live in a nice drum.

Come round my gaff for a coffee.

Drum and Bass = place? (LOL)

 

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I have always liked Newington
As in my Newington is rumbling after that dodgy curry last night

 

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View Slimey Toad's Profile Slimey Toad Flag Karsiyaka, North Cyprus 15 Oct 22 10.30am Send a Private Message to Slimey Toad Add Slimey Toad as a friend

Arthur Daley in Minder kept referring to his 'kettle' and was alluding to the time. I managed to work it out:

Kettle hob = fob watch

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 19 Oct 22 3.04pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Pony and trap

Hampton (Wick)

Chalfonts or Farmers (Giles)


 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 19 Oct 22 6.32pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

(her)jacky danny

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 19 Oct 22 6.47pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Pony and trap

Hampton (Wick)

Chalfonts or Farmers (Giles)


Or Nobby's (Nobby Stiles)

Hampton was immortalised in 'The Office'..."Don't get your Hampton Court" - graffiti outside the gents' loo in a Henry VIII-themed night club, referenced by Tim Canterbury.

An old mate of mine - a proper 'London boy' - once used "corned beef hash" to refer to a lady's front bottom. I don't know if that's official slang, but I admit that I LOL-ed, even though the LOL had not yet been invented.

 


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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 19 Oct 22 7.10pm Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Originally posted by Slimey Toad

Arthur Daley in Minder kept referring to his 'kettle' and was alluding to the time. I managed to work it out:

Kettle hob = fob watch

This one always puzzled me. I was told it’s from the saying “a watched kettle never boils”

Incidentally my dear old mum was a true cockney and couldn’t stand the rhyming slang thing and always corrected me if I used any slang, but she’s brown bread now……..sorry mum.

 

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View Baires Eagle's Profile Baires Eagle Flag Buenos Aires (ex Bexleyheath) 19 Oct 22 7.43pm Send a Private Message to Baires Eagle Add Baires Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

taters = cold

Not rhyming as such but "monkeys" and "ponies" allegedly derived from the animals that appeared on Raj bank notes used by soldiers on duty in India.

No mate.... do me a lemon....

Taters is from Taters (potatoes) in the mould = Cold

as opposed to...... Peasy

as in Peas in the Pot = Hot

Both of those were common in the 60's-70's, my grandparents used them..... taters and peasy especially.

 


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View mooro's Profile mooro Flag Within the Temples of Syrinx 25 Oct 22 10.51am Send a Private Message to mooro Add mooro as a friend

Drum also has a connection to old Police slang eg "give his drum a spin" as per washing machine, meaning to search his gaff........


Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

Drum and gaff have always puzzled me because they don't rhyme. Drum apparently derives from a Romany word and gaff from a 17th century word meaning a place of entertainment. ie

They live in a nice drum.

Come round my gaff for a coffee.

 


Why don't you play us a tune pal ?
I don't like music
Comical little geezer, you'll look funny when you're 50 !

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Dont think its come up yet but berk is from Berkshire hunt / @unt.

Ronnie Barker in porridge got away with it for all those years,,,

 


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