Rhyming Slang

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  1. Joe Riley

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    Yer doin' jus' fine!
     
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    Y'all talk funny? :D
     
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  3. Frank Sanoica

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    My Ozarks neighbor had a "pahl a pop". (pile of pipe)

    Waitress asked "Yn's "lock a slahs a pah"? You' ins like a slice of pie?

    My Dad was one of the best I knew to come up with witticisms on the spur of the moment. But many would be offensive, today,. "PC" ya know.
     
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    Smashing replies - thank you :D
     
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    I used to have a friend on chat who used a lot of cockney slang in his communication. Many times we were mystified as to what he was trying to say. I used to tell him flippantly to speak English. We sometimes used an Australian person to help interpret. It was really quite funny! I think some of the time he used that speech just to throw us.
     
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  6. Patsy Faye

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    Well makes a change don't it :p
     
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  7. Holly Saunders

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    It's many years since I heard the word 'smashing' used in this context...
     
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    Hello Holly - are you a London girl ?
    Nice to meet you :)
     
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  9. Holly Saunders

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    Yes I live On the edge of North London and Herts (also like you of Celtic origin) ...nice to meet you too Patsy where are you?
     
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  10. Patsy Faye

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    I'm in Kent now - moved from London because it was changing so much
    I miss the London 'I knew' very much
     
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    Are you Dartford side of Kent or the opposite side?

    I've never lived in London itself, but yes it has changed vastly in the last 30 years...it's not somewhere I'd want to live now although I do still visit often ..I'm glad I live in the rural shires..
     
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    I haven't the heart to go back, I know it would upset me too much
    I'm the opposite to Dartford - even Kent is changing ! :eek:
     
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