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More rhyming expressions

Posted by Gary Martin on June 23, 2000

In Reply to: More rhyming expressions posted by Bruce Kahl 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