Hi I'm Manny. I'm a London man with a van and a Londoner to the core. Yes, cockney rhyming slang is a foreign language to most people, so I thought I'd let you in on the secret and help non-cockneys translate some of our favourite London sayings.
Some of them offend us, some of them titillate us, some of them impress us and some of them astonish us. And yet there are some words out there that have perfectly innocent meanings but make us feel all levels of filth. This word used to belong to butchers.
I worked like a beaver to get it out, and yet the disease appeared to creep from limb to limb of the study before me. A dead beaver was spotted near Edgewater Court near the water. The damp, gray Beaver State is attracting the most incoming movers of any other state, according to a new survey. Sure, Mitt Romney seems ripe for parody, what with his Leave It to Beaver vibe and eye-popping wealth.
It was released as the first single from their album Tales from the Punchbowl. Of the 3 band's members, only guitarist Larry LaLonde showed up at the event. AXS considered it the band's best song.
Add beaver to one of your lists below, or create a new one. Weighed down or perking up? Phrasal verbs to express emotions, part 1.
What's in a name? A whole lot of jokes, memes, and the wrong kind of second glances if you choose the wrong one. Sometimes names are just outdated and might even have lingering racist or sexist leanings decades later.
A young lady was out riding, accompanied by her groom. Sex runs through slang like blue through Roquefort. There would be much more to come.
The musings of a feminist medievalist contrarian historian oenophile francophile fromage-fancier. Hint: If you are one of those people who would rather read than make banal chitchat with the hairdresser, take something like this along with you. I promise you will not get asked any more than a single question about it. Really, I would!