Mudcat Café message #1351725 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76091   Message #1351725
Posted By: pavane
09-Dec-04 - 03:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: cockney rhyming slang songs
Clarification

'On your Todd (Sloan)' = On your own

As a Londoner, I always knew the phrase, but it was YEARS before I found out WHY it meant that.

One of those that isn't an obvious rhyme, like China, Duchess, Rosie, Butcher's, raspberry, titfer, or dicky (-dirt=shirt), where the second word is often omitted.

How about George? I heard it as George Raft = Draft (e.g. around the doorframe)

As well as J. Arthur and Barclays, I have heard Jodrell - that must be modern.