Pete Tong is cockney rhyming slang for Wrong
💬 “It’s all gone Pete Tong!“
Why is Pete Tong rhyming slang for wrong?
Pete Tong is a British DJ, music producer, and radio host.
He is widely recognized for electronic dance music. He’s been involved in the music industry for decades and has played a significant role in promoting and popularizing electronic dance music.
He is best known for his work as a radio presenter on BBC Radio 1, where he hosted programs like “Essential Mix” and “Essential Selection.”
Pete Tong is also associated with curating and promoting events in the dance music world. His influence extends to his involvement in A&R (Artists and Repertoire) for record labels, helping discover and promote new talent in the electronic music scene.
Because the peak of his fame and popularity (so far) coincided with something of resurgence in cockney rhyming slang and his name came to be associated with the word wrong for no other reason than there’s nobody else whose name rhyming so beautifully with Pete Tong!
I mean, Janice Long is another Radio 2 DJ whose name could equally have been chosen to rhyme with wrong but cockney rhyming slang evolves through usage and repetition and it simply didn’t happen for Janice.
Submitted by harry.
First submitted on December 18, 2011.