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Interest Cockneys   (+4)  [vote for, against]
Interest payments distributed by cheery cockneys

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...
Among other stuff there is a glossary of slang. [Jinbish, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Mad Frankie Fraser
Is this the sort of cheery cockney you were thinking of, hippo? [DrBob, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mary Poppins
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]

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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