Nelson Mandela Cockney Rhyming Slang

Nelson Mandela is cockney rhyming slang for stella (beer)

Nelson Mandela needs no introduction and the only reason his name has become associated with the famous French lager Stella Artois is because the rhyme is so close.

Nelson Mandela is usually shorted to Nelson.

Excuse me bartender, could you kindly pour me a pint of Nelson, ta very much.


I’d like two pints of Nelson Mandela and some pork scratching please.


A man goes into a bar and orders a pint of Nelson.

sean connolly

Get the Nelsons in mate!


Other words describing beer include pig’s ear, rub-a-dub, nuclear sub, Richard Gere, Cyril Sneer, Britney Spears.

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