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Thread #76091   Message #1371836
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
05-Jan-05 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
In reply to Dick Greenhaus:

In my part of the East End it's not Berkeley Hunt, but Berkshire Hunt.
The English people that pronounce it the way you indicate are what would have been referred to as 'toffs' and would not (generally) have used rhyming slang.
One nit picking correction to a reference above to "Boracic & Lint", there is no "&", it is Boracic Lint, something we war time kids were quite familiar with in both senses.