Cockney

Do you ever have a hard time understanding what someone said? I thought I understood English but when I met Cockneys in London. I think they were talking in code! Instead of one word, they would use two, and it always rhymed with the word they really meant. Here are some examples:
A frog and toad is a road: “Just go down the frog and toad until it ends”
Apples and Pears are stairs: “Let’s get you up those apples and pears”
Pig’s ear is beer: “I think I owe you a pig’s ear”
Sausage and Mash is cash (money): “I forgot all my sausage and mash!”
Dog and bone – phone: “What’s that ringing? Is it the dog and bone?”
Purrs, Gulliver

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