Olympics Special – We’re all ‘Mockney’s’ now!
Or should I say Manckney’s?
When President John F Kennedy uttered those immortal words nearly 50 years ago ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’, he didn’t mean that he was changing nationality. Rather, he had an affinity with them and was standing arm in arm.
That’s how I feel about the London Olympics. I’m not a Londoner (though I have married one), but I’m going to throw myself into the whole experience. And the arrival of the Olympic Torch in MancLand last weekend has got me right in the mood. Even Kylie has become a Cockney!
So in anticipation I feel it’s important to be prepared and have therefore consulted cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk! And would you Adam and Eve (believe) it, there’s more Cockney Rhyming Slang in our every day language than I’d thought.
While we all know about Apples and Pears (stairs) and Hank Marvin (starving) –>> see the hilarious clip below:
Boracic Boracic Lint Skint
Porkies Porkie Pies Lies
Loaf Loaf of Bread Head
Plonk Plinkety Plonk vin Blanc (Wine)
Todd Todd Sloane Alone
Donkey’s Ears Donkey’s Ears Years
Syrup Syrup of Figs Wig
Bristols Bristol Cities Titties
And for some more unusual ones!
Brass Flute = Prostitute. Katie Price = Nice. Chuffedterbits = Tits. George Bush = Mush (Face). Holy Ghost = Toast. Tony Blair = Chair. James Dean = Keen. Merchant Navy = Gravy. Wrigley’s Gum = Bum.
Not to be outdone by the Londoners, I’ve been working on my own ‘Manckney’ Rhyming Slang!
It was looking a bit Lowry (LS Lowry – showery), so put on me Bellevue (Bellevue Dogs – clogs) and went to call for a mate. She’s a right Salford (Salford Quays – tease). “Pooo – what a metro (Metro Link – stink) that’s a proper river (River Irwell – smell). It’ll bring me down Cheetham (Cheetham Hill – ill)”. “I feel a bit Boddies too (Boddingtons Beer – queer)” I said. “Let’s get out of here before turn into Wayne Rooney (Wayne Rooney …..)!
Yes, I know it’s a bit lame – so if you can do any better, leave a comment in the box below!
So, I’m feeling confident that I can communicate with the locals when I go down London to enjoy a full on Cockney Olympic experience!
Alison x (your 4Manchester Women Editor)
Photographs: BBC Pictures
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