Monday, September 12, 2011

Cockney rhyming slang - Money - Greens

To kick off the first in my rhyming slang money series we have "greens" a general term for money, or is it?

I had always thought that 'greens' was a term arrived at for money as pound notes were green for quite a long time, it appears that "greens" actually pre dates pound notes being green and is in fact rhyming slang.

Greens = greengages = wages.

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