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Breakfast Thursday, 10 October, 2002, 05:12 GMT 06:12 UK
What's your favourite rhyming slang?
If you're Claire Rayners are giving off a bit of a Judi Dench, try the Breakfast instant translation service for rhyming slang.

Click here to read some of your rhyming slang suggestions

It's compiled by the editors of the Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang, published today (Thursday) by the Oxford University Press.

From Abergavenny (spend a penny) to Zane Gray (weekly pay) here's Breakfast's quick guide to rhyming slang.

Arthur Scargill gargle
Britney Speers beers
Alan Whickers knickers
Calvin Klein wine
Camilla Parker Bowles Rolls-Royce
Claire Rayners trainers
Colonel Gaddaficafe
Pete Tong wrong
David Mellor Stella (Artois - lager)
Geoff Hurst thirst
Germaine Greer beer
Gloria Gaynors trainers
Hank Marvin starving
John Cleese cheese
Judi Dench stench
Mickey Rooney loony
Mickey Rourke pork
Nelson Mandela Stella (Artois - lager)
Raquel Welch belch
Roseanne Barr bra
Seb Coes toes
Tony Blairs flairs

Gianluca Vialli cocaine (the slang word is Charlie)


Here are some of your suggestions for rhyming slang:

How about, having a Declan - having a curry?
Roy Batley, Great Yarmouth

I'm Hank Marvin (starvin') so I'll put on my Claire Rayners (trainers) and nip down the Colonel Gadaffi (NAAFI) for some Frank Bough (scoff). I bet you haven't got a Scooby Doo (clue) what I'm on about, but I might be Pete Tong (wrong)!
Del

My sons use Ayrton Senna as slang for a tenner (i.e. a ten pound note)
Terry Woodward, Kettering

How's your Chalfonts? Chalfont St Giles = Piles
Rob, Bournemouth

Well I never is cockney for weather
Peter

I suggest "Birds of a Feather!"
Roy, Barnet, North London

How about "the old chamois leather"?
Marion Butcher, Folkestone

What about 'Marcia Hughes' for 'BBC News'?
Antony, London

Hell for Leather: weather!
Susan Smallwood, Blaina, South Wales

Pigeon Feather is the cockney slang for the Weather
Mr Jones


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