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Friday, July 21, 2006

Cockney Rhyming Tube Station Quiz

He's a bit of an Elephant

As far as I know there are very few Tube stations that have made it into Cockney Rhyming slang or slang at all. The phrase above comes from Elephant & Castle - so you can guess what it means. I think that some station names are just crying out to become slang. For instance - "You're 'aving Tufnell aren't you?" (Tufnell Park - lark). Or "Remind me to take my Notting tomorrow" (Notting Hill - pill)

I'm sure you can come up with some better ones than those.

1. So that's this week's challenge - you can give up to two suggestions involving a Tube station name or the London Underground or a London Underground character in some way, but they must be different from everyone else's guesses. One point for each suggestion so a maximum of two points.

2. Plus there's a bonus point if you can work out how "I don't give a Pinner" might have evolved using rhyming slang convoluted rules.

To enter leave your email address and/or blog/website with your answers in the comments below. Please leave all your answers in one entry and you can only enter once! You have until 23.59 GMT, Sunday 30th July to enter.

Neil will do his paperclip selection from the people with the most points.

Cycle Bag

The main prize has been kindly donated by Fimb and is perfect for using when you're on your Turnpike. I'll probably throw in some suprise prizes for particularly inventive ones.

So get your thinking caps on and have a Bob Crow!


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