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Morag asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 year ago

Do Americans have rhyming slang like the Cockneys?

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  • Snid
    Lv 7
    1 year ago
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    Occasionally. We're really big into tots and pears now days. Is that Cockney?

    • Morag1 year agoReport

      apples and pears (stairs)

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  • 1 year ago

    Rhyming slang was used somewhat in the past the criminal underworld of the West Coast between 1880 and 1920.

    It's not in general use in the United States today, but a few notable exceptions include "bread" ('bread & honey' = 'money'), "blow a raspberry ('raspberry tart' = 'fart'), "put up your dukes" ('Duke of York' = 'fork', a Cockney slang term for 'fist'), "brass tacks" ('facts')

    • RE
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      Wow! Excellent. I didn't know those. Now I do, thanks to you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Yes, we do. For instance, we still call "giving a Bronx cheer" "blowing a raspberry," from raspberry tart [making a mouth sound like a fart], and we use the verb razz for short.

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  • sarah
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    No they don't, only London cockneys have rhyming slang.

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  • Ben
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Yes, because rhymes happen often even in poems and songs.

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  • 1 year ago

    Only the very young juveniles.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    maybe like up your @ss with 5 gallons of gas...

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  • Aaron
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    I don't think so.

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