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Postby thrupnybit » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:17 pm

So...what did we have then?

'congregating round his bottle and glass'

'You fixed that hand when i went for a "gypsies"!'

'Are you taking the Arthur Bliss?'

'You is a tarry fingered old tea leaf!'

Can you remember any more? Classic!
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Postby PhilGlass » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:30 am

Great topic! This was also a great way for them to get swearing past the censors!

Some of my Steptoe rhyming slang faves are:

'Bristols' (short for 'Bristol Cities'...)
The classic 'Brahms and Liszt'
'Gold Watch'
'An 'Orses 'Oof'
'Three parts Olivered!'
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Postby Graham_S nli » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:06 pm

A couple I remember with laughter...

are from....

"Back in Fashion"...

If you wants a "D'Oyly Carte" make sure you goes outside...

"Loathe Story"... to the psychiatrist

I'm not a "brown hatter".....

"Any Old Iron"...

He's an "Iron oof"

Even more funny now how G & S slipped them past the BBC Censor....

Many many years before Spike Milligan & Co slipped a character into The Goon Show past the BBC Censors called Captain "Hugh Jampton"...

Apparently I think it was Dennis Main Waring who was the producer caught on that it was slang for Army soldiers for a "Large Hampton Wick" (Another bit of slang for you...) and went absolutely ballistic...

Then again when the Goons started in the early 50's some numpty toff in charge asked about this GO-ON show that had just started, so I'm not surprised they wouldn't understand the "localisms" (I can't find the exact word that was quoted) that the Vicar said on reading Harold's piece on totting for the Parish Times for "Men of Letters""......
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Postby bob » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:21 pm

Hugh Jampton is a particular favourite of mine, and I use him from time to time when I am testing web forms.

A couple of Spike's other classics are Richard Scratcher and the Rev R Sleeker !!!

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Postby thrupnybit » Fri May 02, 2008 4:26 pm

In The Economist, when I realised what was meant by 4000 sets of false 'Hampsteads', it really made me laugh. Hampstead Heath - teeth. Magic!
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Postby thatsthatthen » Fri May 30, 2008 5:42 am

"ow - me farmer's"

"away for a gypsy's"

"am away to splash me boots"

gosh all the ones I know from the show are rude

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Postby thrupnybit » Fri May 30, 2008 3:37 pm

:o
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Postby THE VICAR » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:24 pm

"joe ronce was anoter one gypsys in full is gypsys kiss work it out folks. nick :D
not the vicar again hes had two bob of me this year already.
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Postby bob » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:10 am

Does anybody know why "Harris" became a euphemism for the part of the body that fills out the back of your trousers ?
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Postby juliluli » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:16 pm

bob wrote:Does anybody know why "Harris" became a euphemism for the part of the body that fills out the back of your trousers ?

yes i wondered why Albert said he'd got some shrapnel up his harris during the war, i cant see the connection :lol:
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Postby bob » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:04 pm

Hi juliluli

Harrris is a term I have heard before but I can't work yout the connection.

Bomber Harris ?
Rolf Harris ?
Anita Harris ? (Famous piles opperation !!!!)

No I can't get it.
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Postby Jojo » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:10 pm

It's not 'Harris', it's Aris.

Aris is slang for Arse (derivation: Aris = Aristotle = Bottle = Bottla and Glass = Arse).
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Postby bob » Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:19 pm

Fantastic, that makes perfect sense !!!!

I feel that Wilf prodounced it with an H, but JoJo's explanation works for me.

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Regarding Rhyming slang

Postby steve sheffield » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:56 pm

In a quite a few episodes Albert when refering to somebody on the scrounge says " his he on the Ear-Ole again" been trying to work out what Ear hole rhymes with in conjunction with on the scrounge. Any cockneys please enlighten me!!!!! :D
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Postby THE VICAR » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:31 pm

vera lynn gin is another one nick. :lol:
not the vicar again hes had two bob of me this year already.
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