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Cockney Alphabet


This form of of punning Comic or Cockney Alphabet was popular in the 1920s. The most complete reference on this topic is Comic Alphabets by Eric Partridge, first published in 1961. Here is the most common version, together with some variations.

A for 'orses - A for Gardner

B for mutton

C for thighlanders - C for miles

D for dumb - D for mation

E for brick - E for Peron

F for vescence - F for been had

G for police

H for retirement

I for Novello - I for lutin' - I for the girls

J for oranges

K for teria - K for restaurant

L for leather

M for sis

N for a penny - N for lope - N for a dig

O for the garden wall - O for the rainbow - O for the wings of a dove

P for whistle - P for a penny - P for ming fleas

Q for a bus - Q for a song

R for mo - R for Askey

S for you - S for Williams

T for two - T for gums

U for instance

V for la France - V for la difference

W for a bob

X for breakfast

Y for husband - Y for mistress - Y for crying out loud

Z for breezes


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