And now it’s time for a feel-good word story from across the pond!
Did you know that there is a very special ATM on Commercial Street in East London?
When requesting your language of choice, it gives only two options –
English or Cockney.
That’s Cockney, as in Cockney Rhyming Slang.
So, if you’re in need of some Fast Sausage and Mash (a.k.a. Cash) and want to have a little wordy fun doing it, simply enter your Huckleberry Finn (pin) and choose from the following colorful options –
Lady Godiva (£5)
Speckled Hen (£10)
Horn of Plenty (£20)
Now that’s just plain fun!
You know, rhyming slang is often used to substitute words regarded as taboo.
I’m thinking this could come in handy here in the Evergreen State.
PROMPT: Take a little walk on the wild side of London where feet are plates, eyes are minces, and a head is known as a loaf. Check out a nifty Cockney Rhyming Slang Dictionary here. Then throw your character into a whole heap of Barney Rubble. But Blimey! Nobody knows what the Gypsy Nell he’s saying.