Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cockney Rhyming Slang - A syrup

For today's word we have "syrup of fig" which is one of several for wig, another common one being "Irish" for Irish jig.

Syrup of fig is largely used as a laxative, so describing a wig in such a manner is no compliment.

Anyway here are a selection of famous wearers (or possibly not)

1 comment:

  1. Syrup is funny but as a lad, I never 'eard me old muvver saying to me whenever I was constipated..."'ere are son, drink this syrup of fig!" As far as I can remember it was always in the plural...As such, it doesn't seem quite right.