Cousin is American slang for a mosquito. Couple of bob is London Cockney rhyming slang for a cloth used to clean a scoreboard swab. It might have come from the saying "I wish I had half your luck" or "I'd be happy if I had half your luck. As Homer would say, "Mmmm Simon would like to know the origin of the phrase "Derby Kelly", the slang term for belly.
It has been suggested that the corruption and change of emphasis came as the industrial revolution reached its height, and the "Gaffers" tended to become rich and corrupt, often staying away from work for days at a time. Kelpie- noun: A sheep dog or cattle dog. Rugby was invented by the British. In certain situations, it has no equal, particularly when it comes to issuing a reprimand, an insult or a compliment. Chops is British slang for the jaws, lips and mouth. It's found in Southeast Tasmania, on an inlet of the Tasman Sea. Slang is a marker of solidarity.
Frederick goes on to say that there are two sources here that must be considered. Waltzing Matilda- verb: To walk or wander aimlessly in the bush or country. I don't know how it came to have this meaning and whether it is cockney in origin - it may very well have traveled there during the British Mandate in Palestine, as I would imagine that these interrogation methods may very well have been part of the British approach to the "natives". Coincidentally, the expression "More R than F" is the title of a music hall song written in the s. The words in this book are the tip of an unexplored linguistic iceberg. Most vulgar Where is this slang used? Jon replies: In response to a question concerning Ian Dury referring to 'up my Wembley' is not slang as such but comes from the route or passage from Wembley station to the stadium, Wembley Way.
Sounds weird, but that name is used instead of carrot top. Cane is British slang for to steal. Clear out is slang for to exhaust stocks, goods, etc. My father thought it referred to dressing up for a real beano with numerous courses, i. There was always a line of them at the pavement on the north side of Oxford Street in front of a bombed site between John Lewis and Debenhams. And since having it off with someone is always all right, there's the answer a bad day of sex is always better than a good day of work. And David says: Not rhyming slang but more of a reference to the courage or bravery gained from alcohol.