29 January 2010
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Q.What does kettle mean in cocney language
A.Cockneys call a watch a kettle, as 'kettle and hob' rhymes with fob, which is a pocket watch. Barnet (Fair) means hair, and butchers (hook) means look.
Q.Y r cockneys called cockneys
A.The term cockney derives from cock & egg, meaning a person ignorant of country ways. A true cockney is born within the sound of Bow Bells in London.
Q.How much money is a score?
A.Cockney money: £1 quid, £5 fiver, £10 tenner/Ayrton/Pavarotti, £20 score, £25 pony, £30 carpet, £100 ton, £500 monkey, £1,000 grand, £2,000 archer.
Q.Who sang come up and see me and make me smile?
A.Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) was a number 1 hit in Feb 1975 for Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel. Duran Duran (1984) & Erasure have covered it (2003).
Q.Why in football when a player puts the ball through another players legs is it called a nutmeg
A.Nutmeg is the Cockney rhyming slang for leg. In the 1940s, the term began being used for passing the ball between a player's legs & regaining it after.