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The Walrus Lyr Req: song in rhyming slang (32) RE: Lyr Req: song in rhyming slang 27 Aug 08


If I might add further explanation to Pavane's post

"...My Dukes all ready to land..."

Dukes = Duke of Yorks = Forks - by extension Forks = Fingers

Dukes = Hands and (in context) = Fists
(Hence "Put up your Dukes" extended by usage to include "Duke it out")

Rhyming slang was also someimes applied to other slang terms,
For example:

Many older catters will remember the old 6d piece, the "Tanner". The name comes from the rhyming slang "Tanner and Skin" = thin
A "Thin" was a Victorian nickname for the 6d piece.

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