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"would you Adam and Eve it? Cockney rhyming slang (Part 2)

By Alfie_P
One for Silly Sunday: Taken in Ostend main shopping High Street

For those that may not know, Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London.

The title would translate as 'Would you Believe it? as Adam and Eve rhymes with Believe 😊 Taken in Ostend main shopping High Street

Tags: Black and white Silly Sunday Humour and fun

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2 Aug 2020 12:23AM
A great mono Alfie.

Glenn

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2 Aug 2020 1:09AM
A great mono image for Silly Sunday.
Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
2 Aug 2020 1:53AM
Good one for Sunday. I'm not sure about how that rhyming slang works though.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
2 Aug 2020 2:30AM
sounds like fun!
Kind of like a prcurslr to Bob Dylan and rap,music?

Peter
2 Aug 2020 5:59AM
Current bun, looks like fun 🙂. Very ‘Del Boy’ image 🙂
2 Aug 2020 7:08AM
I wonder what the feminist movement would have the sign changed to, Alfie ? Wink

JohnSmile
Robert51 11 7 104 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 7:56AM
One doesn't say "****", one says "co" . Does anyone remember the advert for Cockburn's port.

Great capture that brings a smile first thing in the morning.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 63 Norway
2 Aug 2020 7:58AM
**** is a not uncommon surname here in Norway - pronounced as in English (Koch is an alternative spelling). Odd and Bent are two common Norwegian male christian names...
I'll just leave that there....
dudler Plus
16 1.2k 1679 England
2 Aug 2020 9:24AM
Sandy - 'Adam and Eve' = believe. Like 'apples and pairs' = stairs.

It can get complicated, when the rhyming phrase gets shortened - so 'boracic lint' = skint (penniless, broke) becomes 'brassic'.

One can only speculate about the services on offer in Ostend.
2 Aug 2020 9:51AM
Hampton Wick ?
please, click for a Cockney rhyme translator
Smile
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 683 England
2 Aug 2020 12:11PM
So right for Silly Sunday Grin

Did you go in for a butcher's? Smile
Alfie_P Plus
13 512 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 12:36PM

Quote:**** is a not uncommon surname here in Norway - pronounced as in English (Koch is an alternative spelling). Odd and Bent are two common Norwegian male christian names...
I'll just leave that there....



Thanks Malc 😊 Å skrive noe bak øret 👍

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Great find and capture, perfect for SS.
Carol
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 2:38PM
A perfect image for today !! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Isabel GrinGrin
2 Aug 2020 4:23PM
Great mono
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2020 5:41PM
WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
ivor
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
2 Aug 2020 5:57PM
A good original one Alfie, well spotted

Joe Smile

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