NOW WITH QUIZ! When was the last time you used the slang...

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks

Which ones can you work out?

Poll ended at 03 Feb 2020, 14:06

almonds
0
No votes
plates
3
11%
minces
2
7%
boat
2
7%
apples
2
7%
skin
1
4%
butcher's
3
11%
currant
2
7%
daisies
2
7%
dustbin
3
11%
jugs
1
4%
mutton
2
7%
sky
1
4%
trouble
2
7%
whistle
2
7%
 
Total votes: 28

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NOW WITH QUIZ! When was the last time you used the slang...

Postby Carlsson » 31 Jan 2020, 11:03

Bread (money)?




Quiz [my regulars to wind my teenagers up!]

Which ones can you work out:

almonds
plates
minces
boat
apples
skin
butcher's
currant
daisies
dustbin
jugs
mutton
sky
trouble
whistle

Which ones can you work out?






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Postby Jimbo » 31 Jan 2020, 11:39

I like to teach my students to say "peanuts" for a small amount of bread.
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Postby Flower » 31 Jan 2020, 12:18

I don't believe that I've used the term "bread" but have used "dough" in the past and not often.
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Postby Jimbo » 31 Jan 2020, 12:36

When was the last time you said "Catch a grip, man."
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Postby Rorschach » 31 Jan 2020, 13:07

I don't think I've ever used it other than ironically. It was already a bit old fashioned and self-consciously 'hippie' by the time I was old enough to use it.
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Postby Jimbo » 31 Jan 2020, 13:10

Man, we hippies sure catapulted some slang, didn't we.
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Postby Carlsson » 31 Jan 2020, 14:03

Flower wrote:I don't believe that I've used the term "bread" but have used "dough" in the past and not often.


Yes - same thing - as we all know it comes from the cockney rhyming slang 'bread and honey'

'Bread' was very much of it's time nationally (in UK) - probably mid 60s to late 70s at best

there used to be a TV series called Bread if anybody remembers that. Interestingly based in Liverpool.

I was brought up knowing cockney slang and still use a lot of it with my two teenagers to wind them up

Often it comes in two words but is very often truncated to the first word

Regarding my sons - I use:

almonds
plates
minces
boat
apples
skin
butcher's
currant
daisies
dustbin
jugs
mutton
sky
trouble
whistle

Which ones can you work out?





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Postby Carlsson » 31 Jan 2020, 14:12

The Slider should know all 15




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Postby Diamond Dog » 31 Jan 2020, 14:52

[quote="C"]Bread (money)?




Off the top of my head, and I probably do know the rest if I think on it.


almonds
plates (feet)
minces (eyes)
boat (face)
apples (stairs)
skin (sister)
butcher's (look)
currant (the sun)
daisies (boots)
dustbin (kid)
jugs
mutton (deaf)
sky
trouble (wife)
whistle (a suit)

My dad was a butcher in London.... I worked in a butchers run by a cockney... it is rife throughout the industry (along with backslang, which I am also proficient in...).
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Postby Rorschach » 31 Jan 2020, 14:57

I know eleven of them.
I feel sure I also know 'dustbin' but I can't remember just now.
I also know 'jugs', but not as rhyming slang.

I'm not answering any of them in case people want have a guess first.
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Postby Rorschach » 31 Jan 2020, 14:59

By the way, did you know that 'Berk' is rhyming slang?
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Postby Still Baron » 31 Jan 2020, 15:32

Rorschach wrote:I don't think I've ever used it other than ironically. It was already a bit old fashioned and self-consciously 'hippie' by the time I was old enough to use it.


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Postby Deebank » 31 Jan 2020, 15:43

Diamond Dog wrote:
C wrote:Bread (money)?




Off the top of my head, and I probably do know the rest if I think on it.


almonds
plates (feet)
minces (eyes)
boat (face)
apples (stairs)
skin (sister)
butcher's (look)
currant (the sun)
daisies (boots)
dustbin (kid)
jugs
mutton (deaf)
sky
trouble (wife)
whistle (a suit)

My dad was a butcher in London.... I worked in a butchers run by a cockney... it is rife throughout the industry (along with backslang, which I am also proficient in...).




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Postby Deebank » 31 Jan 2020, 15:48

How about these, as used by a good mate of mine who could only be considered a cockney if you can hear the Bow Bells in Lancing...

Glorias
Gregory
Battlecruiser

and from the Sweeney...

Tom
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Postby Diamond Dog » 31 Jan 2020, 16:07

Gregory is a cheque (Gregory Peck).
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Postby Diamond Dog » 31 Jan 2020, 16:08

Pretty sure Glorias is trainers , isn't it? (Gloria Gaynor).
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Postby Diamond Dog » 31 Jan 2020, 16:09

Tom is.... shit (Tom Tit).
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Postby Carlsson » 31 Jan 2020, 16:09

Rorschach wrote:By the way, did you know that 'Berk' is rhyming slang?


Of course - Berkley Hunt - c*nt






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Postby Carlsson » 31 Jan 2020, 16:13

Diamond Dog wrote:Tom is.... shit (Tom Tit).


Yes - people often get confused and say it's thruppenies (Thruppenny Bits - three pennies - the old 3d coin)

But thruppeny bits are 'tits'

Eg 'show us your thruppenies' [allegedly]





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Postby Deebank » 31 Jan 2020, 16:18

Diamond Dog wrote:Tom is.... shit (Tom Tit).



You're not wrong however in The Sweeney they refer to diamonds as 'Tom' which I reckon is Tom foolery - jewelry.

The others are correct although I would say Gregory is neck ("Get that down your Gregory" as my mate routinely quips) rather than cheque.
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