Would you Adam and Eve it some people don’t have a clue what a Ruby Murray is?

Surely they’re having a bubble and getting themselves in the barney rubble or telling porkie pies if they don’t?

If you associate apples and pears with just fruit then it’s time to get your loaf on.

Still with us? Metro.co.uk is on hand to bring you up to speed with cockney rhyming slang.

What is cockney rhyming slang?

Cockney rhyming slang is a form of English slang which originated in the East End of London.

Its origins date back to the 1840’s where it was thought to have been used by street sellers and market tradesman. Although, some say it was used as a code by criminals to avoid being detected.



However, many of the phrases still appear in popular British culture today. Here are some of the most common and what they actually mean.

Most popular cockney rhyming slang and what they mean

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