Cockney Wenlock

I have a new favorite Olympic mascot.

Cockney Wenlock

He is pretty, colorful and full of details and rhymes and I am re-learning my Cockney rhyming slang.

apple and pairs = stairs

strawberry tart = heart

bamboo shoots = boots

In order to be considered a true Cockney, you must have been born within earshot of the Bow Bells, the bells of the church of St Mary-le-Bow.

Another well-known Cockney rhyming slang is dog and bone = phone.

Then, of course – who wouldn’t have guessed – nanny goat = boat. The Tower Bridge here most likely represents one of the geographical boundaries of where Cockney used to be spoken.

Totally easy, right?

frog and toad = road

jam jar = car

I never quite got Cockney rhyming slang. But after all I wasn’t born within earshot of the Bow Bells. And maybe keeping secrets from or confusing strangers was the purpose of these rhymes.

Either way, I love this Wenlock. 🙂


~ by tatjana.k on September 1, 2012.

3 Responses to “Cockney Wenlock”

  1. He’s adorable! How many more do you have to find?

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