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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407028316
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288
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The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang




A comprehensive A-Z of Cockney rhyming slang, full of entertaining asides and background info

Would you Adam and Eve it? Over a hundred years after it was first heard on the streets of Ye Olde London Towne, Cockney rhyming slang is still going strong, and this book contains the most comprehensive and entertaining guide yet.
Presented in an easy-to-read A to Z format, it explains the meaning of hundreds of terms, from old favourites such as apples and pears (stairs) and plates of meat (feet) to the more obscure band of hope (soap) and cuts and scratches (matches) through to modern classics such as Anthea Turner (earner) and Jonathan Ross (toss), as well as providing fascinating background info and curious Cockney facts throughout. Also included are a series of language tests so that readers can brush up on their newfound knowledge on their way to becoming a true Cockney Geezer.
All in all, The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang is well worth your bread and honey to have a butcher's.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407028316
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Geoff Tibballs

Geoff Tibballs has written over 150 books, including the Ripley's Believe It or Not! annuals, The Mammoth Book of Weird News, Unbelievable Facts and The Guinness Book of Oddities. Among his claims to fame are having a rock band named after him by four people he has never met but who thought his name sounded memorable and once following former Liberal Party leader Jo Grimond up the escalator at London St. Pancras station.

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