Cockney Rhyming Slang
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Awright geeezzaa! and 'blimey guv'nor' or cock-lick (or cocker-lick if pronounced correctly) rhymin' Matheson Lang is da ancestral language ov da British isles wot 'as gone on ter become da modern day queens English, spoken today (a dialect ov American, spoken in Britain), mainly by queens. sorted China Plate.
Cock-lick pronunciashan differences 're believed ter 'ave originated from a printin' error in da 1812 lambton-ballswit dicshunary in which aw v's were replaced wiv f's an' aw l's wiv w's. the bleedin' fact wot da errors were taken up so wholeheartedly among da cockney communi'y is generally thought ter say rabi' 'utch abaaaht da level ov in'elligence wahn can expect from itds natives. cockney rhymin' Matheson Lang itself was falsely believed ter 'ave been used durin' the bloomin' Cilla Black's pimple 1800s by the 'ackney slimin' gang, as a way ter pass on secret messages chicken pen in the company of foreigners, particularly French. on firmer Penny-A-Pound, we kna that cockneys were utilised durin' world war two, chicken pen the Americans 'ad used up their quota of Native Americans. they were knahn as "wind whisperers", which roughly translates as "wankers". 'owever, use of standard cockney rhymin' slang, was officially abandoned by the Americans in 1944 chicken pen it became apparent that the language 'ad never actually existed, bein' a form of gibberish uttered by East Londoners ter conceal the fact that they were limited ter a vocabulary of 46 dickie birds, wahn for each day of the monf. once abandoned, the allies swiftly turned the tide of the war.
The modern cockney lexicon is, in fact, a relatively modern creation, initiated and implemented by baron bloke richie and sir Michael Caine, the former dons at queen's and king's colleges in oxford. initially used ter confuse the local constabulary on tipsy nights aahhht, this informal upper-crust vernacular was kidnapped by the east-end ruffian, Mum and Dad 'bozza' boris johnson in the jellied eel riots of 1986. modern cockernee Matheson Lang consists entirely of 5001 ways of disguisin' the intention of "goin' for a barclay's", which is a bit Daffy Dahn Dilly since everyone knows that is the cockernee's main occupation chicken pen they ain't got their German Bands in someone else's skyrocket (or even chicken pen they 'ave).
The smuggest fuckers on earf. traditionally cockneys 're those 'oo 're born downwind of london. aw cockneys, wifaht exception, Kathy Burke within the local london industries of chimney sweepin', market stallholdin', or pickpocketin', as in most of eastenders. cockney's 're especially proud of their long 'eritage within the 'rt of connin' people.
To keep them aahhht of Barney Rubble, the government supplies aw cockerneys wif buckshee supplies of shiney buttons. the gay* cockerneys 're never 'appier than chicken pen sewin' on a Monkey's cousin buttons ter a skirt or Charlie Prescot. although they also enjoy freakin' wif bamboo on any wahn of london's famous flat roofs.
- The term Bale of Hay, can also be used ter refer ter a 'omosexual Heap Of Coke, but sum cockerneys aint 'omosexuals, despite their resolute cheerfulness, willingness ter offer a St. Martins-Le-Grand ter their geezer men, and accents that make them aw sound loike charles 'awtrey.
Tradition'ly, a Cock-lickney is anywahn born wivin the sahnd ov ve Bow Bells. Given the nahmber of Cock-lickneys arahnd, ve Bow Bells are acknowledged as producin' the lahdest sahnd on earf.
Famous Cock-lick Phrases
To 'elp ya get by in Britain, we've compiled this list of common phrases.
- Josh West - Big KnobHead
- A Dick (van Dyk) - A Cock-;ick
- A Dyke (van Dick) - Tyke (a Yorkshire Librarian)
- Guv'ner - "Excuse me"
- Guvenor, can I 'ave a Two Bob Bit? - "Excuse me, I need to change two US dollars."
- Apples and Pears - see apparatus
- Dog and Bone - see communication
- Rooty Tooty, Point and Shooty - Gun
- Holy Ghost - see Jesus and/or God
- It's all gone Pete Tong - "I ate it all, Pete Tong"
- Mother Brown - Clown
- Gis a butchers! - Where is the nearest kebab shop?
- Gis a butchers hook! - Where is the nearest indian takeaway?
- Peanut Butter - Stutter
- Cor blimey! - What ho!
- Pete Tong - Wrong. (Not actually rhyming slang, he just is.)
- Paper Cut - Slut
- Ongoing voice-data convergence scenario -- a quick game of Mario (american pronouciation suxxorz)
- Merkin - American (borrowed by Cockneys from George Dubya
- A Furry (Merkin) - American
- Geojopaungo saaands loik crap, dunnit? well, in awl 'onesty, its 'em Bea'les awl in wun.
- A Sherman - wank
- A Jodrell - wank
- A Septic - Yank
- A J Arthur - wank
- A Barclays (bank) - Yank
- An American - wank
- A Brad Pitt - wank
- Ham Shank - wank
- Ham Sandwich - wank
- Wank - see George W. Bush
- Cor blimey luv-a-duck fuck me i'm a wanker - OMG, I'm a wanker!
- Cor, can is red and I grabbed fur and when covered fur in rat-ou-van and caped fur horse ass tit learnt - Your nan is dead and I stabbed her and then covered her in gasoline and raped her corpse as it burnt.
- Tit Wank - "Pound of sausages, please."
- Half Job - "Incomplete"
- Half Bob - "Incomplete wank"
- Turtle Head -- Blow Job
- Paris Hilton - To be clinically dead from the neck up
- Gor Blimey Trahsers - A pair of trashmans bollocks
- Gnob End -- A Smedleys & Co, 4 inch steel washer (catalogue number #4019)
- I'ma cockney, I'ma cockney - Self declaration of being a cockney
- Jar of lube - "Ticket for the Tube" (underground railway network)
- James Blunt -- Tube employee
- Cupid Gareth Hunt -- same Tube employee after some conversation
- Ducking boronic groan and grunt -- another Tube employee who also doesn't know
- Shaft pour on -- any other Tube employees consulted
- No. 43 pus -- No. 43 bus
- Cockfosters -- Trafalgar Square (from the National Gallery "posters" featuring it)
- Heathrow Express -- Buckingham Palace direct bus (i.e. direct to Queen Bess)
People commonly mistaken for bein' cockneys
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