Appendix:Cockney rhyming slang
Tips on rhyming and writng rhymes can be found in The Rapper's Handbook. Let's take a line from Slick Rick for example.
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This is from "The Auditorium" with Mos Def. His line is: Sit, come and relax, riddle off the mac, It's the patch, I'm a soldier in the middle of Iraq, Slick Rick never could have written that line with a rhyming dictionary. He rhymes "relax" with "mac" with "patch" with "Iraq.
So you're better off working off your own mind, using slant rhyme, and picking up The Rapper's Handbook. This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang.
Although many people assume that rhyming slang is exclusively Cockney, Franklyn illustrates how it is common to Australian and Americn dialects. From the unlikely to the bizarre, the 1, entries both entertain and enlighten. Cartoons enliven a reference section which combines linguistic detail and cultural analysis. Whether reading the dictionary from cover to cover, or dipping into it as a reference tool, linguists and students of popular culture will find it the definitive source of information on rhyming slang.click
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Arthur Rank , Jodrell Bank , Tommy Tank — wank barnet short for Barnet Fair — hair Barney Rubble — trouble bees and honey — money berk short for Berkeley Hunt — cunt metaphorical - referring to person, not genitalia bird short for bird lime — time in prison boat race — face dusty bin and supersonic - gin and tonic Bob Marley — somali Somalian Person boracic short for boracic lint — skint bottle short for bottle and glass — arse audacity Brahms and Liszt — pissed drunk brown bread — dead Bristol short for Bristol City , a football team — titty breast usually plural bubble short for bubble and squeak — Greek bubble short for bubble bath — laugh noun butcher's short for butcher's hook — look noun Cadbury's Flake — mistake chalk short for Chalk Farm — arm cheese and kisses — missus wife or girlfriend china short for china plate — mate friend city slickers — knickers cobblers short for cobbler's awls — balls testicles cocoa — say so , as in "I should cocoa.
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