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    Default The Gary Glitter

    Here is a bit of Cockney rhyming slang that I heard from one of my colleagues the other day that made me laugh out loud:

    Referring to the place where one sits down and goes to the bathroom as "The Gary Glitter".

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    There are certainly more unpleasant things you could associate with Gary Glitter...

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    i found this website about cockney rhyming slang and for all who are interested...it's really interesting!

    http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk..._rhyming_slang

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    I personally like "Oh Charlie Bucket!"

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    Would you say Cockney is the equivalent of our porteņo Lunfardo? Why?

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    No, not really. Cockney is an accent and a slang that comes from a peculiar rhyming scheme, as mentioned above. Lunfardo is more just a slang that resulted from a mixture of cultures, from my understanding.

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    Hi All!

    I've checked the page on this and I would be very puzzled if someone came to me and said "use your loaf".
    If you don't say the whole rhyme, loaf of bread, how can I even know what they are rhyming it to??

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    Isn't Cockney what Brad Pitt speaks in Snatch??? Or am I totally off? I don't remember being able to understand anything they said.

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    I don't pretend to be an expert on the matter. I think Brad Pitt's accent is different. Eliza Doolittle is the most famous character who spoke with a pure Cockney accent, from what I know as well as To Sir, With Love (a personal favorite of mine)....

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    Ahh, thanks for the input ScottJ!

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