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Complete Cockney Rabbit: The Ultimate Dick 'n' Harry of Rhyming Slang by Ray Puxley
  

Complete Cockney Rabbit: The Ultimate Dick 'n' Harry of Rhyming Slang

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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!

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Complete Cockney Rabbit: The Ultimate Dick 'n' Harry of Rhyming Slang by Ray Puxley

George the Third may have been a great monarch but in this book, well, let's just say you wouldn't want him on your carpet. Stephen Fry may occupy a place on the top table in the acting and writing professions but in this production he must settle for a spot in a pie and mash shop. Other strange bedfellows include Donald Trump, Brad Pitt and Egon Ronay who are often found in the Frank Zappa. Country singer Patsy Cline (line) and racing driver Niki Lauder (powder) get up people's noses and the least said about James Blunt and Paul Anka the better!

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, such as 'Toe-Rag'.

With The Complete Cockney Rabbit you can't go Pete Tong so, make a cup of sweet pea and a slice of Sexton Blake and settle down and enjoy this fascinating volume.

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

30th September 2008

Author

Ray Puxley

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JR Books Ltd

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Paperback

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9781906217648

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