Bimbo asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 10 months ago

Do Americans have rhyming slang like the Cockneys?

8 Answers

Relevance
  • Snid
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    Occasionally. We're really big into tots and pears now days. Is that Cockney?

    • Bimbo9 months agoReport

      apples and pears (stairs)

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 9 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')

    • RE
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Wow! Excellent. I didn't know those. Now I do, thanks to you.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Anonymous
    9 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.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • sue
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    No they don't, only London cockneys have rhyming slang.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
  • Ben
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Yes, because rhymes happen often even in poems and songs.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    Only the very young juveniles.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • 10 months ago

    maybe like up your @ss with 5 gallons of gas...

    • Log in to reply to the answers
  • Aaron
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    I don't think so.

    • Log in to reply to the answers
Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.