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    Fruit and nuts

    New Entry: 'Fruit and nuts' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.


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    Re: Fruit and nuts

    I've never heard this but on seeing it I instantly shouted guts!

    Go on, Billy, cut him! Or ain't you got the fruit and nuts?


    (Where on earth are you getting these from, Tdol? )

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    Re: Fruit and nuts

    Surgeon: I have some bad news, Mr Chalmers. I'm afraid you have an advanced adenocarcinoma on your lower duodenal wall. We're going to have perform a double-capsule laparotomy with view to procedural anastomosis resection.

    Patient: ...

    Surgeon: That's right. We have to operate on your fruit and nuts.

    (Sorry.)

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    Re: Fruit and nuts

    It was new to me, but it's a goody. You wonder whether the surgeon will cut it back to the first word alone and say we have to operate on your fruit.

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    Re: Fruit and nuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You wonder whether the surgeon will cut it back to the first word alone and say we have to operate on your fruit.
    Probably better than: We have to operate on your nuts.


    (By the way, Tdol, I love that there's a Cockney rhyming slang section on the forum. You've really got a great website here. Thank you for letting me be a part of it.)

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