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Cockney Rhyming Slang


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#1 Johnoco

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

I don't know if we have any resident cockneys but I have a query about a term. Watching Minder, old Arfur was trying to get involved in some hooky watches. They were referred to as 'Kettles'.
A bit of googling throws up several explanations. Kettle and fob (as in fob watch) or Kettle of Scotch(allegedly what Scotch was originally sold in)

Anyone know the definite answer?

#2 Pen-Y-Bont Crusader

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:07 PM

Not definite, but in the decade I worked in East London kettles (as in watches) when I asked in the early years of my employment were described as 'kettle and fob'.

#3 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:43 AM

Let's all 'ave a Cockney Walk Abart

#4 heartofGold

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:52 AM

I'm a cockney and I thought it was kettle and hob = fob



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#5 Severus

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

Anyone who wasn't born within the sound of Bow bells and uses cockney rythming slang is going against the wall come the revolution.
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#6 Futtocks

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

Anyone who wasn't born within the sound of Bow bells and uses cockney rythming slang is going against the wall come the revolution.

Agreed. it's completely Pete Tong.


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#7 Severus

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:28 PM

Agreed. it's completely Pete Tong.

 

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#8 Johnoco

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:05 PM

I don't use it but think its pretty good. 

 

And doesn't everyone use the odd bit? Me old china? Dog and bone? Dodgy boat?


Edited by Johnoco, 22 August 2013 - 02:07 PM.


#9 SE4Wire

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:43 PM

And doesn't everyone use the odd bit? Me old china? Dog and bone? Dodgy boat?


No they don't, stop telling porkies

Edited by SE4Wire, 23 August 2013 - 11:39 AM.


#10 Johnoco

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:06 PM

I remember a funny piece in TGG magazine several years ago. It was basically a load of rhyming slang used to describe a RL game. 'A quick Albert'....Albert Hall. .play the ball etc
Pretty funny stuff.

#11 808tone

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:02 AM



#12 Jasper

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 02:45 PM

Cor blimey me old cock sparrers, I've got a book on Cockney rhyming slang and it says Kettle is a London term and comes from the saying "A WATCH-ed KETTLE never boils".

 

It says if it was genuine Cockney rhyming slang,  Kettle and Hob would be FOB not watch. 



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

Having been a MIllwall fan since i was 8 i have quite a good insight into CRS and Millwall is deff the place to go.

2 years ago i took my eldest son to a match and we booked the VIP (excellent) and on the table next to us was mad frankie frazer:))) Now there is a man who knows CRS inside out (Mostly on the inside:)))))

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#14 Bostik Bailey

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:29 PM

Maybe so however he was at Millwall that day and as far as i know is from east or south london,nice day out though and most at the VIP wore a whistle:)))))


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Why did you respond surely you could have got your mate Maaaaaadddddd Frankie Frazer to "av a word"

Unless of course you ar full of it