- For Teachers
By: Shelley Klein
Have you ever been lost for words in the East End markets? Ever got your Gertie Gitanas (bananas) confused with your corns and bunions (onions) and it's all gone a bit Pete Tong (wrong)? "Cockney Rhyming Slang" is a quick, easy-to-use guide to some of the most frequently used, up-to-date as well as old-fashioned phrases, including: 'apples and pears' - stairs; 'Barnet Fair' - hair; 'sausage and mash' - crash; 'bubble bath' - laugh; 'Britney Spears' - beers; 'has beens' - greens; and, 'dig a grave' - shave. An entertaining collection that explains the ever-evolving dialect of London's East End, with "Cockney Rhyming Slang" you'll be conversing with the street traders of the East End with no Barney Rubble (trouble).
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Michael O Mara Publications (2009)
Dimensions (H L W): 55 x 512 x 504