Please tell me the cockney rhyme and slang for 10, 20, 50, 100, and 1000 pounds

Here's the list of terms from the CockneyRhymingslang.co.uk's dictionary that are money-related:

  • £10 - Cock and Hen; Cockle; Bill and Benner; Ayrton Senna
  • £20 - Score; Bobby Moore; Apple Core
  • £50 - Bullseye
  • £100 - Ton; Century; Day's Work; Long Un
  • £1000 - Bag of Sand

The historic native wit of this east end community (and its followers from around the world) often has an interesting logic to its phrases. Rather than simply a rhyming association, the slang reflects meaning in the expressions themselves.

Here's a guide to the most commonly-used Cockney rhyming slang, courtesy of The Guardian.

Tip! Use CockneyRhymingSlang.co.uk's handy Cockney translator to find out how to speak with Cockneys when you're in London town.

Monday, October 26 2015