Diamond Dog wrote:Pretty sure Glorias is trainers , isn't it? (Gloria Gaynor).
It's an interesting one me old china because cockney slang has been around the mid 1850s and clearly Gloria Gaynor hasn't
Likewise 'I bought a new pair of Lionels'. Lionel Blair - flairs.
Some cockney slang has involved over time eg 'answer the dog me old china'' - dog and bone = phone which is post 1850...!
It's evolving with time but probably the pearly kings/queens might be of a more purist nature...