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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Lingua Franker

Some select cash machines in London offer to enliven your cash withdrawing experience by selecting Cockney as the language. Cockney rhyming slang was the patois of street traders who wanted to talk without customers understanding. The rhyming word was not normally spoken, so this machine would be for sausage, not sausage and mash (= cash) making it far more difficult to understand. Still, you can find this one, if you want, outside Bow Road station.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "Lingua Franker"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:09) : 

Is this for real? I do hope so. Thanks for the giggle - it's almost worth a trip into town to find out.


Anonymous CornishCockney said ... (16:38) : 

LOL!! Love it!
Thanks for posting that, me old china!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (18:46) : 

one in walthamstow hi street too!


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