In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- I taught him Cockney rhyming slang, like ‘apples and pears, dog and bone, whistle and flute’.
- Her name is Cockney rhyming slang for rain of course.
- In the backstreets of London, his unofficial languages included rhyming slang, back slang, and a variant of London back slang known as ‘aiga’.
- It tends to be very colourful in its metaphors, and use of such devices as rhyming slang is quite common.
- For our American readers, ‘barnet’ is Cockney rhyming slang for hair (as in Barnet Fair).
- Cockney rhyming slang is enjoying a renaissance, so you may hear a series of very strange sounding phrases whose meaning is fairly obscure.
- For those readers not familiar with 1970s UK police series, or Cockney rhyming slang, ‘tea leaf’ = thief.
- Perhaps she was trying to distance herself from the Chloe image, but the outfits, which included T-shirts with cockney rhyming slang, went down like a lead balloon.
- Related to reduplicates is Cockney rhyming slang, one of my favorite ‘features’ of the English language.
- Swayze, it turns out, is Cockney rhyming slang for ‘crazy’.
- Words from Romany (originally an Indian dialect), Shelta (the cant of the Irish tinkers), Yiddish, back slang, rhyming slang and other non-standard English are interspersed with words of Italian origin.
- He is a refreshing change from the spate of cockney rhyming slang characters and bumbling ex-footballer hardmen that riddled previous gangster films.
- Now that it's become part of mainstream culture, Cockney rhyming slang is being used in an ingenious way to promote an institution on the wane in Britain - the church.
- ‘The custard’, incidentally, is supposedly cockney rhyming slang for telly: custard and jelly.
- Named after the Londoners who invented it, Cockney rhyming slang uses a group of words, the last of which rhymes with whatever's being referred to.
- Of all types of slang, perhaps the best known is Cockney rhyming slang.
- Trouble & Strife is cockney rhyming slang for wife.
- He went round the office saying, ‘What is that cockney rhyming slang for?’
- There are some interesting Australian examples of this truncated rhyming slang.
- He would use rhyming slang for words that were slang already.
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