Chalfont St. Giles is cockney rhyming slang for Piles (haemorrhoids)
💬 “Ooh, me Chalfonts are givin’ me gyp!“
Chalfont St. Giles is a village and civil parish in the Chiltern district of Buckinghamshire, England. It’s about 25 miles northwest of London. The village is known for its picturesque setting, historic architecture, and charming atmosphere.
It’s maybe not surprising that cheeky cockneys have appropriated the name of this charming leafy village for something as horrid as piles.
Did you know that there are more cockney slang words for “piles” than for any other noun or verb? Think Farmer Giles, nautical miles, Emma Freuds, Tate and Lyles. This painful but amusing condition provides a never-ending stream of rhyming slang.
Submitted by Danny.
First submitted on April 21, 2000.