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Thread #76091   Message #1352001
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
09-Dec-04 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
I would be wary of quoting TV programmes as a source, like I have said previously I think that the script writers may have manufactured a few examples over a tiddly at the rub-a-dub and therefore came up with a load of Pony (not to be confused with the pony that you put on a nag at the betting shop). I suspect that Kettle might not be rhyming slang. There were/are other slang words around the East End which have nothing to do with rhyming. Unfortunately I can't think of ANY slang for a watch at present. If anything I believe it would be Hop-Scotch, a game common to kids. If I had to try and translate kettle" I would probably go for = dish, but this is only a guess.