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Max The Magnificent
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Re: Rhyming Slang
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2017 10:25:26 AM
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@perl_geek: ...Translation provided upon request...

Why? That's perfectly understandable me ol' mucker.

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Re: Rhyming Slang
perl_geek   2/21/2017 5:20:32 PM
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Sorry, me old china, but that looks to be a load of cobblers.

(Translation provided upon request.) :-)*

 

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Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 2:32:33 PM
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@sean: ...my comprehensive online Cockerney™ Rhyming Slang dictionary - http://moteprime.org/cockerney/...

This is the funniest thing I've seen all day -- thanks for sharing


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Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 12:12:16 PM
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@betajet: ...The agent's reply is one of my all-time favorite movie lines.

Damn you Red Baron -- now I have to go and watch that movie!!!

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Max The Magnificent   2/21/2017 11:58:09 AM
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@David: ...In Australia, being able to trace your line back to a convict ancestor is seen as a badge of honor...

I've said it before and I'll say it again... it's a funny old world when you come to think about it :-)

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Rhyming Slang
seantellis   2/20/2017 5:33:19 PM
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Given the amount of interest in Rhyming Slang, here's a plug for my comprehensive online Cockerney™ Rhyming Slang dictionary - http://moteprime.org/cockerney/ - which may help non-Cockerneys from around the world. And Basildon.

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David Ashton   2/20/2017 2:28:39 PM
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@Max: "Although what cheese has to do with it I don't know "

Well, as you point out in your email salutation:

"Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese."

-- G. K. Chesterton

...QED!

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"not a patch on"
betajet   2/20/2017 11:26:21 AM
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One of my favorite Brit-isms is "not a patch on", meaning that something compares poorly to something else.  I first encountered the phrase in a spy thriller in which there was a character who was from Cleethorpes, a seaside resort in Northeast England.  During WWII, whenever his Army company arrived at a new location he'd declare "it's not a patch on Cleethorpes", which became a company catch-phrase.  A fellow soldier was once sent off on a recon mission to check out a location for an upcoming operation and was reprimanded when he sent back the message: "Location suitable in all respects but not a patch on Cleethorpes".

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betajet   2/20/2017 11:15:18 AM
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I heartily recommend The Limey, a 1999 USA crime film starring the great Terrence Stamp as a career criminal who travels to Los Angeles to find out why his beloved grown daughter really died while he was serving a long spell in chokey.  A great scene is when he attempts -- in Cockney -- to explain himself and his philosophy of life to a senior DEA agent.  The agent's reply is one of my all-time favorite movie lines.

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What's a "wicket"?
betajet   2/20/2017 11:02:39 AM
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I would guess that most 'Mercans would instead ask: "What's a wicket?", a line from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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