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Cockney Rhyming Slang for Parts of the Body

The human body generates a lot of slang. Maybe it's because bits of it are always playing us up. Anyway, here's a quick run-down from top to bottom. See if you can work out what all these slang mean:

On yer Loaf of Bread you've got your Barnet Fair (or maybe a Syrup of Figs). On yer Boat Race you have yer Mince Pies, King Lears and I Suppose. In yer North and South you've got yer Hampstead Heath. Yer Loaf sits on yer Gregory Peck, which sits on yer Noddy Holders. If you're a woman you might have Bristol Cities (or Thrupenny Bits) on yer Bristol and West.

We've all got a pair of Chalk Farms poking out with a pair of German Bands at the end. In yer Derby Kelly lives yer Newington Butts. Don't eat too much in case yer Fish and Chips start expanding.

In the Screaming Lord Sutch area, the menfolk have a Hampton Wick, which is what he uses to have a Jimmy Riddle or a Gypsy's Kiss, under which his Orchestra Stalls (or Cobblers' Awls or Niagara Falls or Albert Halls) live. The ladies are blessed with a Morris Minor (or a Struggle and Grunt) instead. Male or female, we've all got a Bottle and Glass (also known as an Aris) at the back with which we can have a Tom Tit.

Yer Plates of Meat are at the end of yer Scotch Eggs, and yer Bromley by Bows at the end yer Scotches. And that just about sums up the Cockney parts of the Body!

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I just 'ad mi Jimi Hendrix taken out.

I'll kick your April

'E's got one of 'is Chalk Farms in a sling.

That bloke's a right pain in the April!

Up yer Aris!

Get your Blade over 'ere.

Sat on a nail, didn't I? Went right up me Khyber Pass!


What a Myleene!

I got kicked in the Albert Halls



Don't mind 'im, 'is watch is a bit slow

Ooh, that hill! I'm almost out of Life and Death

She deserves a slap on the Wrigley's



Cor look at 'er Bristols



Claret (blood)

I am going to have a Horse and Trap

'e kicked 'im right in the Screaming Lord Sutch

I just got kicked in the Rabbit 'Utch

You'll have to speak up, 'e's a bit Mutton

Deef (Deaf)
Och, are ye Corned Beef or something?

Oooh I could do with a Donald Trump right now.

Can I 'ave a Dicky Bird in your Bottle of Beer?

Lovely pair of Minces my gal has.

'E's got ketchup all over 'is Chevy Chase

Shut yer bloomin' boat!


Oops, I just let out a little Cupid's Dart

Me Plates are killin' me!


I had to give up the violin; my Melodies were too short.


I've copped it in the Fruit and Nuts

Brush your Yogi Bear

Look at your barnet! Council cut it for yer?

Been in the barbers to get something done about me Alf Garnett

God she's Bloody Mary

My Jazz Bands are cold

You're sitting on my Alice Bands!


Use yer Loaf!


Move those Fish and Chips darling.

Hooter (nose)
He got hit on the Pea Shooter!


I'm too Oliver Hardy -- I'm going on a Brixton.

Nice Pins darlin'!

Cor, look at the Bacon and Eggs on 'er!

Give us a Butcher's at your paper mate.

I've put a splash of aftershave behind my Toby Jugs

Shut yer North and South.

Don't forget to wash your Bushel

Gerrit down yer Gregory!

Barry Manilow has a massive Fireman's.

Keep your Duke right out of it ok!

I've got a pimple on the end of me I Suppose





Piddle (urinate)
I'm going for a Malcolm, mate...

Piddle (urinate)

Piddle (urinate)

I've got the Jeremy Kyles.



Ooh me Plymouth Argylls are griping today!

Piles (haemorrhoids)
Ooh, me Chalfonts are givin' me gyp!

I ain't goin' into work today. I'm feelin' Tom and Dick.

Gotta take a Pie and Mash


Slash (urinate)
I'm busting for a Johnny Cash


That lad is a bit Bat and Ball


Got to go down the dentist to have me 'Ampsteads looked at

Been down the fang-wrencher's to get me Hounslow Heath fixed.

Do you like my new Ted Heaths?

She's got nice Penelopes

Ooh me sore Ferret!



Ooh I had a bad case of the Zachary Scotts last week.

He's left a huge Amber Heard in the khazi!

Oi Treacle!! Pass us me Fred West!

I've had this cold three days, and now I've lost me Housewives' Choice

That's a definite syrup if ever I saw one!

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