The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang

The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slang

Paperback (04 Sep 2008) | English

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Synopsis

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 Ashley Cole (own goal), 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.

About the Publisher

Ebury Press

Ebury Press

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Book information

ISBN: 9780091927486
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Imprint: Ebury Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 427.1
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 274
Weight: 174g
Height: 155mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 21mm