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cockney rhyming slang!

PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:17 pm
by thrupnybit
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!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:30 am
by PhilGlass
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!'

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:06 pm
by Graham_S nli
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""......

PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:21 pm
by bob
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 !!!


PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 4:26 pm
by thrupnybit
In The Economist, when I realised what was meant by 4000 sets of false 'Hampsteads', it really made me laugh. Hampstead Heath - teeth. Magic!

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 5:42 am
by thatsthatthen
"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


PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 3:37 pm
by thrupnybit

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:24 pm
"joe ronce was anoter one gypsys in full is gypsys kiss work it out folks. nick :D

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:10 am
by bob
Does anybody know why "Harris" became a euphemism for the part of the body that fills out the back of your trousers ?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:16 pm
by juliluli
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:

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:04 pm
by bob
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.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:10 pm
by Jojo
It's not 'Harris', it's Aris.

Aris is slang for Arse (derivation: Aris = Aristotle = Bottle = Bottla and Glass = Arse).

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:19 pm
by bob
Fantastic, that makes perfect sense !!!!

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

Wow, the education you receive on these boards.

Regarding Rhyming slang

PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:56 pm
by steve sheffield
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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:31 pm
vera lynn gin is another one nick. :lol: