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More rhyming expressions

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 22, 2000

In Reply to: Origin of "lucky duck" posted by James Briggs on June 22, 2000

I obsess a bit with early 20th century UK crime writings with all the really beautiful Cockney rhyming expressions. Here are some of my faves:

Adam & Eve = Believe (as in would you Adam & Eve it?!?)
Duke of York = Fork
Alan Whickers = Knickers
Jam Jar = Car
Pen & Ink = Stink (as in it pen & inks in here!)
Boat race = Face (as in ugly boat)
Plates of Meat = Feet
Butchers Hook = Look (as in take a butcher's at that!)
Pork Pie = Lie - to tell a lie (as in are you telling porkies?)
Cane & Abel = Table
Tilbury Docks = Socks
Dog & Bone = Telephone
2 & 8 = State (as in getting into a right 2 & 8)
dustbin lids= kids / children