Cockney rhyming slang challenge.

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Cockney rhyming slang challenge.
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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 3:11pm

Try to figure out these, the true meaning of the word  always rhymes with the last word.

1 Apples and pears.

2 Yer 'avin' a Giraffe,

3 Trouble and strife.

4. It's all gone Pete Tong!

5. Plates of meat

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 7:31am
I totally agree Hanna!

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Wed, 09-12-2012 - 1:50am

Well to make it more confusing there is also one version which has the  rhyming remove to make even harder for the police.

So your sentences would be like this.

My plates are killing me today and it really hurts when I have to walk the apples ."

Yeah, I think you have to be born and bread cockney to understand that version.

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Registered: 02-06-2004
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 3:56pm
I think "in context" makes it even more confusing!

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Tue, 09-11-2012 - 3:41pm
Hanna, those words rhyme in our English too... but I could not make heads nor tails from any of them... I guess their efforts at confusing the police works because I would never know that when someone said "Plates of meat" they were talking about "feet!"

I doubt hearing it in a sentence would help me any at all... i would be totally confused!

"My plates of meat are killing me today and it really hurts when I have to walk the apples & pears."

"When a co-worker made a joke about his trouble & strife, he was 'avin' a Giraffe so I told him it wasn't nice to tell that and that it's all gone, Pete Tong!"

Hmmm... nope... still doesn't make sense to me... lol

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 6:11pm

It would probably help to hear it used in a sentence with some context.   And no fair on trying to dodge the police ;-)

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Registered: 12-16-2004
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 3:13pm

Well in Brittish English,  pears rhymes  withs stairs, giraffe with laugh, strife with wife, meats with feets and so on, the words them self has no meaning more then what they rhyme on. The slang was made so the police wouldnt understand people.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 9:25am
Sorry Hanna... maybe it's the cultural/language difference but I do not get them at all. Sorry again.

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Sat, 09-08-2012 - 5:03am

1 Apples and pears = stairs   ( pears rhymes with stairs)

2 Yer 'avin' a Giraffe,  =   you are having a laugh

3 Trouble and strife. = the wife

4. It's all gone Pete Tong! = It s all gone wrong

5. Plates of meat = feet.

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Registered: 04-01-2002
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 9:54am
I haven't seen the movie in years. No idea. Like Daisy, not my thing at all.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 9:11am
I never seen that movie Hanna... sorry

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