Cockney Rhyming Slang
Going out for a Ruby Murray this evening? Or perhaps you’ll stay in with the trouble and strife because you’ve got no bees and honey?
We’re talking cockney rhyming slang of course, here’s how it works: you swap the word for its corresponding slang phrase, so ‘Ruby Murray’ = curry, ‘Trouble & Strife’ = wife, and ‘Bees & Honey’ = money. Sometimes you don’t say the rhyming word, so you might just say ‘Ruby’ to mean ‘curry’.
Got it? Let’s go then – here are 10 popular pieces of cockney rhyming slang, which you can use to impress (or confuse) your friends next time you’re in the East End:
1. ‘Adam and Eve’ = believe
“Would you Adam and Eve it?”