Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cockney rhyming slang - a raspberry

A raspberry is in quite common usage as a blowy noise when you purse your lips together, but how many know that its origins are in rhyming slang and even why? Well read on dear reader onner.

Raspberry tart is cockney rhyming slang for fart. So now you know, I shall let you see a video of a chimpanzee blowing a raspberry, but first we shall use it in a sentence:
"that raspberry don't half pen and ink" which translates to "I say that fart is rather whiffy".

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