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Examples of sentences using cockney rhyming slang



EXAMPLES OF SENTENCES USING 
COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG


It is all very well knowing
cockney slang but it is not always recognisable in use as many of the
phrases are abbreviated. 

Pat
has kindly sent in some examples of how various cockney slang phrases
maybe used during conversation.

You will notice that many
of these phrases are in common use (here in the UK anyway) but I expect
there are a lot of people that do not realise their origin.

 

COCKNEY SLANG 

MEANING
WAY
IN WHICH IT MAYBE USED

 
Adam and Eve

Believe
Would
you Adam and Eve it?
 

Alligator

Later
See
you later alligator.
 

Apples and Pears

Stairs
Get
up those apples to bed!
 

Army and Navy

Gravy
Pass
the army, will you?
 

Bacon and Eggs

Legs
She
has such long bacons.
 

Barnet Fair

Hair
I’m
going to have my barnet cut.
 

Bees and Honey

Money
Hand
over the bees.
 

Biscuits and Cheese

Knees
Ooh!
What knobbly biscuits!
 

Bull and Cow

Row
We
don’t have to have a bull about it.
 

Butcher’s Hook

Look
I
had a butchers at it through the window.
 

Cobbler’s Awls

Balls
You’re
talking cobblers!
 

Crust of Bread

Head
Use
your crust, lad.
 

Daffadown Dilly

Silly
She’s
a bit daffy.
 

Hampton Wick

Prick
You’re
getting on my wick!
 

Khyber Pass

Arse
Stick
that up your Khyber.
 

Loaf of Bread

Head
Think
about it; use your loaf.
 

Mince Pies

Eyes
What
beautiful minces.
 

Oxford Scholar

Dollar
Could
you lend me an Oxford?
 

Pen and Ink

Stink
Pooh!
It pens a bit in here.
 

Rabbit and Pork

Talk
I
don’t know what she’s rabbiting about.
 

Raspberry Tart

Fart
I
can smell a raspberry.
 

Scarpa Flow

Go
Scarpa!
The police are coming!
 

Trouble and Strife

Wife
The
trouble’s been shopping again.
 

Uncle Bert

Shirt
I’m
ironing my Uncle.
 

Weasel and Stoat

Coat
Where’s
my weasel?

There are a couple of other pages on this
site covering this subject;  one gives the
word then the relevant cockney slang phrase
the other lists the phrases
and then provides the meaning
.