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#AUSSlang: Rhyming slang (2)

A while back, we shared an article on some Australian rhyming slang. What’s rhyming slang? As previously mentioned in #AUSSlang: Rhyming slang, rhyming slang is a type of slang in which a word is replaced by words or phrases they rhyme with.

Let’s talk more about them in this article. Now, here are more examples of rhyming slang:

  1. Johnny Horner.  Meaning: corner.
    • Example:
      • Betty is reading her new book on the Johnny Horner.
  2. Dodge and shirk. Meaning: work.
    • Example:
      • A: Hey, where is Amanda?

      • D: Amanda is off to dodge and shirk.

  3. Frog and toad. Meaning: road.
    • Example:
      • Wilhemina, you can meet Daniel tomorrow morning because he has to hit the frog and toad now.
  4. Mud pies. Meaning: eyes.
    • Example:
      • Alexis is beautiful because she has big mud pies.
  5. Smash and grab. Meaning: cab.
    • Example:
      • Would you mind calling the smash and grab, Justin?

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, March 24 , 2013

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#AUSSlang: Rhyming slang

Rhyming slang is a type of slang in which a word is replaced by words or phrases they rhyme with. In this post, we will share some rhyming slang you would likely find in Australia.

  1. Steak and kidney. Meaning: Sydney.
    • Example:
      • In this holiday, Rachel will go to steak and kidney alone. 
  2. Brave and bold. Meaning: cold.
    • Example:
      • Tonight is really brave and cold. Do you feel it too, Joey? 
  3. Blood blister. Meaning: sister.
    • Example:
      • Is your blood blister at home, Julie? Chandler needs to see her now. 
  4. Captain Cook. Meaning: look.
    • Example:
      • Hey, Phoebe! Try to take a Captain Cook the view. It’s so good. 
  5. Curry and rice. Meaning: price.
    • Example:
      • Monica, would you mind asking the curry and rice to the sales girl? 
  6. Dog and bone. Meaning: phone.
    • Example:
      • Gunther, please pick up the dog and bone. I’m still in the kitchen.
  7. Grim and gory. Meaning: story.
    • Example:
      • Janice and Mike have a great grim and gory from their journey to Tibet.
  8. Kitchen sink. Meaning: drink.
    • Example:
      • Do you want me to refill your kitchen sink, Sir? 
  9. Lemon squash. Meaning: wash.
    • Example:
      • Frank, I think your car needs a lemon squash. It looks so dirty. 
  10. Nail and screws. Meaning: news.
    • Example:
      • Do you get any nail and screws about Susan? She’s been missing for a week. 

Those are some examples on rhyming slang. They sound interesting, right? Try using them in your daily conversation, fellas. :) 

Compiled and written by @fabfebby at @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, March 10, 2013

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