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EXAMPLES OF SENTENCES USING 
COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG


It is all very well knowing cockney slang but it is not always recognisable in use as many of the phrases are abbreviated. 

Pat has kindly sent in some examples of how various cockney slang phrases maybe used during conversation.

You will notice that many of these phrases are in common use (here in the UK anyway) but I expect there are a lot of people that do not realise their origin.

 

COCKNEY SLANG 

MEANING WAY IN WHICH IT MAYBE USED
  Adam and Eve Believe Would you Adam and Eve it?
  Alligator Later See you later alligator.
  Apples and Pears Stairs Get up those apples to bed!
  Army and Navy Gravy Pass the army, will you?
  Bacon and Eggs Legs She has such long bacons.
  Barnet Fair Hair I'm going to have my barnet cut.
  Bees and Honey Money Hand over the bees.
  Biscuits and Cheese Knees Ooh! What knobbly biscuits!
  Bull and Cow Row We don't have to have a bull about it.
  Butcher's Hook Look I had a butchers at it through the window.
  Cobbler's Awls Balls You're talking cobblers!
  Crust of Bread Head Use your crust, lad.
  Daffadown Dilly Silly She's a bit daffy.
  Hampton Wick Prick You're getting on my wick!
  Khyber Pass Arse Stick that up your Khyber.
  Loaf of Bread Head Think about it; use your loaf.
  Mince Pies Eyes What beautiful minces.
  Oxford Scholar Dollar Could you lend me an Oxford?
  Pen and Ink Stink Pooh! It pens a bit in here.
  Rabbit and Pork Talk I don't know what she's rabbiting about.
  Raspberry Tart Fart I can smell a raspberry.
  Scarpa Flow Go Scarpa! The police are coming!
  Trouble and Strife Wife The trouble's been shopping again.
  Uncle Bert Shirt I'm ironing my Uncle.
  Weasel and Stoat Coat Where's my weasel?

 

There are a couple of other pages on this site covering this subject;  one gives the word then the relevant cockney slang phrase the other lists the phrases and then provides the meaning.


 

 

 

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