Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cockney Rhyming Slang - Barnet

Barnet has become a fairly commonly used bit of rhyming slang.

Barnet Fair = hair.

The first Barnet horse fair was in 1588, Queen Elizabeth decreed the North London town could have two fairs a year. It is now only held once a year, in September and is less of a commercial event and more of a pleasure event.

So let's use the word in a sentence:

"I can't remember when my missus' barnet was blonde", which translates to "My wife has never had blonde hair"

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