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    'ock

    Hi


    A woman wanted to go to the pawnbroker. She asked one guy:

    Is there a pawnbroker’s in Hove?’
    He blinked at her.
    ‘There is in Brighton, which is more or less the same
    fing.’
    ‘Do you know where it is?’
    ‘You want to ’ock somefing?’
    ‘I’m afraid I do. It isn’t of much value, I know. But a
    pound would be very useful.’ She pulled the ring from her
    finger and handed it to him.
    ‘It ain’t glass, I shouldn’t fink,’ he said, placing it on the
    top joint of his smallest finger and twisting it round. ‘

    What does "'ock" mean?

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    Re: 'ock

    Not a teacher

    Pawn

    M.

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    Re: 'ock

    The apostrophe at the beginning of the word replaces the letter "h". "To hock something" is to pawn something.

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