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Solved My Own Mystery of the Cockney Rhyming Slang

Added: Friday, August 21st 2020 at 8:29pm by MisterCox

I think I had my *trumpeting angels* realization yesterday, which is that I've been busting out with my own rather idiosyncratic Cockney rhyming slang for about three decades (my bff does too no coincidence there); since I was approximately a boy of about age 20. Even more fulfilling still, today with internal dialogue I spontaneously-for-needing-SOMETHING-to-occupy-my-impossible-to-constrain-brain composed at least two outstanding and one excellent...twisty Cockneysh rhymes.

Wish I could remember one. Take my turd for it? My subsitution of seemingly vulgar "turd" for the word...word...is more than a puerile attempt at humor. Much more. It's tricky to explain; our well-loved bobbyboxtop tried to demonstrate How He Does It for me at my patronizing behest. He kicked out a lovely rhyme which just as well I don't remember because at the time I utterly and sheepishly failed to comprehend What It All Means. I'm sure he was used to it.

So, I'm not Cockney, not English, not even "British". Yet I'm one of the majority called Know Better than to Emulate the Inflection Called Cockney. I'm probably not the only member of that majority who wishes that the minority would find a way to finally understand that Sometimes Weak Intentions Produce Vile Offspring. Really, my fellow North Americans, is it not true that the overwhelming supermajority of Yanks and presumably Cannucks royally f__k it up when they try --and miserably fail to sound "English"? Really! what would Nigella or Michaela say?

On a related note: how is it that the notable Australian actresses tend to be outstanding when it comes to faking the General American Inflection? I've asked before but perhaps was lacking in earnestness whilst I did so. I'm thinking about Cate Blanchett and Toni Collette. Toni, btw, really knocked out a top-notch English accent in some flick she did which flick was set in England. Don't recall the name.

Tilda Swinton's not only not Australian but also not not in a league of her own. I may rave about her some other time. If I do, and while doing so I fail to mention the blue eyeshadow she wore in "Train Wreck"...some kind person please kindly remind me to wax exalted about it.

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