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Interest Cockneys

Interest payments distributed by cheery cockneys
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If you have a bank or building society account which pays interest, then when you visit your bank or building society interest payments should be given to you personally by a balding cockney who stuffs a crumpled £20 into your shirt pocket and says "Orright squire/dahlin', 'ere you are, you got a lucky face - mind how you go then".
hippo, Nov 10 2002

(?) My old man said follow the van... http://www.pearlies.co.uk
Among other stuff there is a glossary of slang. [Jinbish, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Mad Frankie Fraser http://www.madfrank...er.co.uk/cdrom.html
Is this the sort of cheery cockney you were thinking of, hippo? [DrBob, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mary Poppins http://www.amazon.c...026-3472425-7933267
Hard to say which is the more horrific. Mad Frankie the axe murderer or Dick Van Dyke the dialect murderer. [DrBob, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       The last time a cockney came near me, I whacked it with a shoe. I guess I should have check to see if it had money.   

       I also didn't check to see if it could talk.
TBK, Nov 10 2002
  

       its a bit of a worry if you go into the red - " Oye, mush. cough up or we send the boys round..."
po, Nov 10 2002
  

       <squish> Oops, was that a tiger?
hippo, Nov 10 2002
  

       how many interesting cockneys do you know? they'll have to be a breeding programme to supply more to banks if they find there aren't enough...
iain, Nov 10 2002
  

       I want cheery po to deliver my crumpled twenties - are you a cockney if you're from Battesea?
yamahito, Nov 10 2002
  

       not sure if its within the sound of Bow Bells. I was born in Clapham...ere's yer 20 mate...
po, Nov 10 2002
  

       Cheers! I'll accept postal orders..?
yamahito, Nov 10 2002
  

       Croissant just for the name.
phoenix, Nov 11 2002
  

       [hippo] - is this linked to Paul Merton's impression of HM The Queen as a cockney gangster on Friday night's HIGNFY? "Gorra nice suit Mr Burrell, doan wanna see anyfin appen to it, know whaddi mean?"   

       Class link [Rods] - where did you drag that one up from?
PeterSilly, Nov 11 2002
  

       Which in turn comes from Steve Bell's cartoon strip in the Guardian.
General Washington, Nov 11 2002
  

       I suggest renting some Michael Caine movies from the 60's.
snarfyguy, Nov 11 2002
  

       [waugsqueke]:Its not just the 'cockney' thats important. I think its the 'cheery' that is the main point. Lets have our money handed to us by benevolent 'nice uncle' types. The cockney accent happens to suit this -
"There ya go sonny, theres ya macaroni. Take yoursel' daan to the rub-a-dub and treat yoursel to a forsyte or two."
meaning "Here is £25. Go to the pub and buy a few pints of lager"
Jinbish, Nov 12 2002
  

       'Cockney' and 'money' go together like, well, Reggie and Ronnie. Or were you thinking more along the lines of someone like <winces> Dick Van Dyke? The fishbone is mine.
DrBob, Nov 12 2002
  

       //I know what Cockey means//   

       Are you going to share that with the rest of the class, [waugs]?
whimsickle, Nov 12 2002
  

       Sure of ones elf, verging on arrogance (generally somewhat outspoken too).
(besides me thinks that is a typo by waugs)
Jinbish, Nov 12 2002
  

       [Jinbish] is right - it's about the human touch. A big corporation giving you your interest payment with a friendly pat on the shoulder and some kind words.
hippo, Nov 13 2002
  

       In pre-medieval times, the inhabitants of London were thought, by country-dwellers, to live a life sheltered from the harshness of rural realities, and referred to them as "cock's eggs", meaning spoiled children. "Cock's egg", in the speech of the day, was "coken eye".
angel, Nov 14 2002
  

       //in the speech of the day// Well, the speech of Kent, specifically. I think it was different north of the river. Unfortunately, no soft link exists to William Caxton's blog.
pertinax, Oct 17 2007
  
      
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