Slangs





Slangs are the expressions which are used in their most informal usages.Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.

Cockney Rhyming Slangs are the specialised forms of slangs used in the East of London. This kind of Slang is a kind of antilanguage where words are replaced by phrases that rhyme (sound the same): North and south = mouth Adam and Eve = believe Sometimes, the last word is dropped.

Slangs beginning with A :



Abraham Lincoln : (UK) Abraham Lincoln = stinking

Ace of Spades : (UK) Ace of spades = AIDS

Acid trip : (UK) Acid trip = rip

Adam and Eve : (UK) Adam and Eve = believe Often used in questions 'Would you Adam'n'Eve it?'

After eight : (UK) After eight = date (romantic meeting) After Eight is a chocolate.

Air force : (UK) Air force = sauce

Air gunner : (UK) Air gunner = stunner (attractive woman)

Al Capone : (UK) Al Capone = phone Al Capone was a famous gangster

Alan Whickers : (UK) Alan Whickers = knickers (underwear) Often shortened to 'Alans' Alan Whicker was a British TV interviewer

Alexei Sayle : (UK) Alexei Sayle = email Alexei Sayle used to be a comedian in the UK.



Alf Garnett : (UK) Alf Garnett = hair (the rhyme is with barnet, which comes from Barnet fair = hair) Alf Garnett was a character in a British TV comedy.

Almond rocks : (UK) Almond rocks = socks

Angel's kiss : (AU) Angel's kiss = piss (noun)

Anthea Turner : (UK) Anthea Turner= earner (job that pays well) Anthea Turner was a TV presenter.

Apples and pears : (UK) Apples and pears = stairs

Aris : (UK) Aris = arse (derived from Aristotle, which is 'bottle' and the first word of 'bottle and glass' = arse)

Aristotle : (UK) Aristotle = bottle

Armitage Shank : (UK) Armitage Shank = bank (Armitage Shank is a company making bathroom fixtures in the UK)

Arthur Conan Doyle : (UK) Arthur Conan Doyle = boil Arthur Conan Doyle was the author of the Sherlock Holmes books.

Ascot Heath : (UK) Ascot Heath = teeth

Austin Power : (UK) Austin Power = shower

Ayrton Senna : (UK) Ayrton Senna = tenner (ten-pound note) Ayrton Senna was a Formula 1 racing driver.



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