and She hung 'em on the line and the sun refused to shine... Jeanie would like to know the etymology of "pork sausage" (as in "What's the difference, me old pork sausage, you're coming with me" from Dickens). I'd never heard this expression used for this particular meaning (although my brother-in-law says he can't drink liquor because everyone turns into an arsehole and it becomes his job to tell them) but Laurie persists, saying he heard the expression "aristotled", meaning very drunk, on The Eastenders.
It is a reference of no great respect, sort of a "Come with me, little man", but if it is rhyming slang I can't figure out the rhyme. Has anyone heard either aristotled or arseholed being used to describe the extremely drunk or can anyone verify the the origins of the expression?
Don't have any other confirmation as to the truth of this, be nice to know if any others can verify. Bill writes: I'm reading a novel called "They Used to Play on Grass," about football.
Rob has asked a question that completely mystifies me yet I feel I should know the answer: Why is a bird called a bird, that is, why are women called birds? One of the players, a Londoner, is asked by a TV interviewer what he does to relax and he replies that he likes a lager and a gamble.
I therefore suspect the slang has something to do with making Frank's job difficult or giving Frank the shits.
Koos asks: I'm not sure if this is really rhyming slang, but on the Ian Dury album Mr.I did find that both words are alternate names for Hawthorne which is used as a medicinal herb.Don't know if this will provide any clues...)Patric asks: What is the meaning if any of the following phrase used by Cockney Wanker in VIZ while answering a knock at the door: "Cattle a Lady who's this Sir Anthony".John asks: "I heard Alexi Sale say "Trout and Toolbox" on an episode of "The Young Ones", but for the life of me I can't figure out the ryhme, nor can I find it on line in any Cockney Slang dictionary. Ron writes that his mate is learning to sing "My Old Man", but in the second verse is the line "But I soon got over that, What with two-out and a chat".And what exactly is a two-out he would like to know???