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Johnoco

Cockney Rhyming Slang

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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?

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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'.

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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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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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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?

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

No they don't, stop telling porkies

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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.

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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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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:)))))

CM

Thought he was an Arsenal fan?

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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:)))))

CM

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

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