Pencil set - Cockney Rhyming Slang
Cockneys are Londoners who were supposedly born within the sound of Bow church bells. They developed a rhyming slang to keep the police and prying ears away and there are LOADS of sayings! Here is how it works. Look at number 1 pencil - Loaf of Bread meaning head. "use your loaf" you might say... then everyone would know what you meant. One of my favourites is Skin & Blister, meaning Sister. So if you saw your sister in the street, you'd say you'd seen your "skin". I also love Syrup of Figs, meaning wig! Get practising so you can skulk around London!
This set starts you off with some simple slang for human anatomy:
- Loaf of Bread : Head
- Boat Race : Face
- Mince Pie : Eyes
- North & South : Mouth
- Scotch Eggs : Legs
- Plates of Meat : Feet
- Colour: Silver Pencils
- Foiling: Hand foiled in Dark Blue Foil
- These pencils are made by a small company in California
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