Posted by Gary Martin on September 19, 2010 at 11:57
In Reply to: April... posted by John Mountney on September 19, 2010 at 11:54:
: Does anyone have any idea as to the meaning of 'April' as used by Del in an episode of 'Only Fools and Horses'? I assume that it's 'April fool' but it doesn't fit with the context of the episode, when Del says to Rodney 'I bet your old April was going' which suggests it was rather rude.
: Any offers ?
It does sound like rhyming slang. It isn't one that I've come across in the wild. My rhyming slang dictionary list 'tool', 'stool' and 'pools' (football) as alternatives. The CRS 'tool' usage was specifically workmen's tools but, given the context, I'd guess it was used to mean the more common slang term for tool, i.e. 'penis'.