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Ray Puxley was born in East London and first began to pick up rhyming slang in his first full-time job in East London's biggest bookmaking firm. Through various jobs, from mini-cab driver to courier, he honed his expert knowledge and in 1992, produced his best selling titles, Cockney Rabbit and its sequel Fresh Rabbit.
Ray Puxley, a true cockney lad himself, provides an expert guide through the streets of this sparkling, cheeky and occasionally outrageous language. Not only is this a 'dick'n'harry' (dictionary) of slang, but origins, dates and relevant trivia that place the phrase in context are explained, as well as a fascinating introduction on the origins of slang. You'll probably recognise lots of words that you use but don't realise that their origin is in rhyming slang and once you start reading this it is v v hard to stop!