Do Americans have rhyming slang like the Cockneys?
- SnidLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
Occasionally. We're really big into tots and pears now days. Is that Cockney?
- Erik Van ThienenLv 79 months ago
Rhyming slang was used somewhat in the past the criminal underworld of the West Coast between 1880 and 1920.
It's not in general use in the United States today, but a few notable exceptions include "bread" ('bread & honey' = 'money'), "blow a raspberry ('raspberry tart' = 'fart'), "put up your dukes" ('Duke of York' = 'fork', a Cockney slang term for 'fist'), "brass tacks" ('facts')
- Anonymous9 months ago
Yes, we do. For instance, we still call "giving a Bronx cheer" "blowing a raspberry," from raspberry tart [making a mouth sound like a fart], and we use the verb razz for short.
- sueLv 610 months ago
No they don't, only London cockneys have rhyming slang.
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- BenLv 610 months ago
Yes, because rhymes happen often even in poems and songs.
- Mr. InterestingLv 710 months ago
Only the very young juveniles.
- DRDEATHLv 710 months ago
maybe like up your @ss with 5 gallons of gas...
- AaronLv 710 months ago
I don't think so.