Friday, 28 February 2014

Have a butchers

A reader who knows I like London slang recently sent me some - so I thought I'd share a few with you.  Some you might know or heard of them.

Adam and Eve - Believe - I don't bloody Adam and Eve it!

Barnet Fair - Hair - My barnet could do with a wash.

Artful Dodger - Lodger - I've got an Artful to help pay the rent.

Bottle and Glass - Arse- He fell on his Bottle.

Brown Bread - Dead - He's Brown Bread.

Peckham Rye - Tie - Where's my peckham rye?

China Plate - Mate - How are you, me old China?

Hampstead Heath - Teeth - He knocked me Hampsteads out.

Currant Bun - Sun - The Currant Bun's hot today.

Jimmy Riddle - Piddle (urinate) - I really need to go for a Jimmy.

Khyber Pass - Arse - He kicked him up the Khyber.

Lady Godiva - Fiver (five pound note) - Lend us a Lady, mate.

Loaf of Bread - Head -  That's using the old Loaf.

Mince Pies - Eyes - You've got lovely Mince Pies my dear.

Pen and Ink - Stink - Cor! what a Pen and Ink.

Bladdered - Drunk - I'm bloody bladdered.

Todger - Penis - He's got a small/large todger.

Plates of Meat - Feet - You've got big Plates.

Pony - £25 - Lend me a Pony?

Round The Houses - Trousers - Take a Butcher's at those Rounds!

Ruby Murray - Curry - I'm going for a Ruby.

Sky Rocket - Pocket - Me Skies are empty.

Tea Leaf - Thief - Watch it, he's a bloody Tea Leaf.

Tom and Dick - Sick - He's feeling a bit Tom and Dick.

Vera Lynn - Gin - I'd love a Vera Lynn.

Here's mine.....

So, next time you're in a real London boozer, have a butchers and if you hear a geezer in a dodgy looking whistle and flute telling his trouble and strife that he's going to march her up the apples and pears for spending too much time on the dog and bone, take her alan wickers down and give a right scorching on her queen mum, you'll know he's going to take her upstairs and spank her on the bum for trotting up a mega phone bill. And if you hear that after he's settled the matter they'll sit down with a nice cup of rosy lee, you'll know they're still best of friends after the event.

Have a fun weekend.



bobbsroom said...

Very good Ronnie

I adam and eve that merchant banker is missing from that list.

Have a good weekend


DelFonte said...

cor blimey gov'nor!
One of my favourite skits is Ronnie Barker doing a sermon from the pulpit in rhyming slang! Thanks for reminder :)

mrandmrsb said...

Three words.............Dick Van Dyke.

Clue:- Mary Poppins.

Hermione said...

I love rhyming slang too. But I couldn't figure out what butchers was.


Leigh Smith aka Sunny Girl said...

Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

ronnie said...

BOB - Thank you. Hope your weekend is a good one.

DF - I haven't seen that, must look it out. Thanks.

MrandMrs - Thanks. Yes, know that one.

Hermione - Did you get it in the end? Butchers - meaning to have a look. Thanks.

SG - My pleasure. Thanks. Have a good one yourself.


Blondie said...

That is great. I started saying knickers and arse after reading a lot of books where those words are used. But your list, I am going to have to memorize it and really drive Ty crazy. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend

Cat said...

Thanks Ronnie...I love rhyming slang. Hope you have a great weekend!


sixofthebest said...

Fair Square - To my Derriere.
I hank to wank - For a good spank.

Anonymous said...

Very cute ronnie. I enjoy London slang. My favorite English word is bum.


Terpsichore said...

very fun...though I know I won't be able to remember any of it. :-) Hugs


@Hermione - Butchers = Butchers Hook = Look.

I think my favourite is Bag = Bag of Sand = Grand or 1000, usually pounds sterling.


Minelle Labraun said...

You made my hubbies night! He laughed all the way through...Saying,
"aye okay, I remember those!"

ronnie said...

Blondie - They will drive him crazy so do it:) Thanks.

Cat - My pleasure. Thanks. Have a good one yourself.

SOTB - Good ones. Thanks.

Joey - Bum, one of my favourites as well:) Thank you.

Terps - Doesn't mateer just happyyou enjoyed them. Thank you.

Prefectdt - So many, forgotten than one. Thanks.

Minelle - So happy hubby enjoyed them. Thanks.


Hermione said...

All I could think of was butcher's block = cock:)

Okay, I Googled it, and it's butcher's hook. I learned something new!


ronnie said...

Sorry Hermione, should have explained:)


Red said...

definitely need a translator,if ever in London again and someone is talking like this.
bottoms up

ronnie said...

Red - I would as well:) Thanks.