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Friday, July 15, 2005

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer

The Friday Brain-teaser from Xrefer - this week: Rhyming Slang Answers here

Rhyming slang is a kind of slang that probably originated among Cockneys in east London in the 19th century, and is also found in Australia and the USA. It substitutes a rhyming word or phrase for another word, so that "talk" in rhyming slang becomes "rabbit and pork". The phrase is often shortened, so that "talk" can be just "rabbit". Try to give the actual meaning of each of the rhyming words or phrases below. If you don't know, it's worth a guess - just think of a suitable rhyming word! Questions:

1. Apples and pears
2. North and south
3. Titfer
4. Bugs Bunny
5. Half-inch
6. Frog (or Frog and toad)
7. Cain and Abel
8. Tomfoolery
9. Brussel sprouts (or Brussels)
10. John Hop (Australian rhyming slang)

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