Friday, July 29, 2011

Cockney Rhyming Slang - Tom Mix

Tom Mix was an early film actor starring in many a (mostly silent) Western.

He has become Cockney rhyming slang for the number six. Rhyming slang seems to enjoy messing with numbers as we shall see.

If Clint Eastwood had been a cockney, Dirty Harry would have been that much funnier.

"This gun has Tom Mix bullets, I may have used man alive, I may have used Tom Mix...."

That would have confused the baddies.

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