I love rhyming slang and have been trying to get the hang of it.
As I understand you take a word, rhyme it and use that rhyme word to inspire your slang word.
Take the word pence (english pence or p)
Pence rhymes with fence
Popular fences include chain link fences
Pence = chain links
So today I earned 3 chain links in adsense, for no clicks!
I dont know english.....
if someone can point me in the right direction of a translator, Id be happy to play...
Dosh (slang for money)
Rhymes with posh
Dosh = Spice
My bank account is really spicy!
ummmmm where exactly does the posh fit in? and..
so dosh=money, why does it = spice?
but..so you just have to know a slang english word and use it in an american sentence?
As a true born Cockney (we are named for the size of our genitalia )this made me laugh. The whole point of rhyming slang was to make sure that outsiders couldn't understand what was being said. So what happens is that only one part of the rhyme is used and sometimes a rhyme is used for another rhyme. Even my children (who don't live in London) can't really get their heads around it properly. Try this and see if you can translate.
Woke up this morning pulled on me rounds an' me almonds. Got a clean dickie and made a cup of rosy. Then went for a ball down the frog. Saw me old china an' 'e had a new jam. 'e gave me the lady 'e owed me so we went for a pigs in the rub.
I could go on. Perhaps I'll do hub on it in the next few days.
do a hub, it would be real interesting. Plus maybe you could do a hub about slang and what it means, if that isnt disloyal? Since the purpose of it is to keep outsiders confused, I dont feel so bad, and you should feel good that it works!!
Laughing my ass off here! You are the king obviously! I can make out a few I think not enough to tell anyone what you are on about tho.
You got up, got dressed, had a wash, a bit of brekkie and a cup of tea. You went for a walk down the road, met up with your mate, admired his new car, he paid you back the money he owed you so you took him to the pub.Close enough?
My favourite ever rhymning slang is 'I ain't anti but......'
Can you guess what it is yet?
I'll make you a deal though......you do a hub in rhyming slang and I'll put one together in Black Country.
Here is another
Hub rhymes with Pub
A famous name for a pub, the Queen Vic
So the rhyming slang might be
Hub as a Vic
I finished my 50th Vic today
or I finished my 50th Queen Vic
I have a feeling that if one isn't Cockney, and one tries to do the rhyming thing, I can easily insult someone without meaning to
We could call it Hubpages rhyming slang and avoid insulting anyone. Just a thought.
I was looking at some of your examples and it would seem that, with the exception of the true cockney, you are not quite getting the hang of it. I am not a cockney but have lived in London for over 30 years so here are some easy examples to give you a head start.
apples and pears = stairs
Irish Jig = wig
Barnet Fair = Hair
Army & Navy = Gravy
Butchers Hook = look
Pen & Ink = stink
sometimes only one word is used as the cockney says, to confuse and confound outsiders.For example: me old mate slap head Harry has got himself an Irish. or I poked me head round the door for a butchers.
rhyming slang 101
ps I look forward to the Hub by cally2
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