I am going to try to incorporate this slang into some of my posts, innit?So get ready to listen to some of my mockney:
A Mockney Glossary:
Cheers: Hello, I am in fine spirits. How do you fare? What say you – shall we drink?
(n.b., cheers is a multi-purpose greeting, salutation, thanks, and farewell, and is appropriate in any given situation one can name. It is not possible to over-use this word, so make sure you say it loudly and often.)
Mate: Old friend, casual acquaintance, passing chimmney sweep, etc. (Indeed, “mate” might refer to anyone one might know. Like “cheers”, it is impossible to over-use this word, and the more you say it the more your peers will be aware of your authentic Mockney mastery.)
Wotcha: Salutations. I trust the day finds you well?
Cock: Chum, pal. To be used advisedly and with care. “Wotcha Cock” is perfectly acceptable, while the innocent question “And will your cock be joining us tonight?” may be considered a faux pas.
Cor: I say!
Blimey: Well I never. This is a proper surprise. (n.b: Blimey is a very strong swearword, and should be used advisedly, and never in mixed company.)
Oi!: You there, desist and pay me attention immediately or I shall be forced to call a constable.
Innit: Wouldn’t you agree?
Not On Your Nelly: Given present conditions, your suggestion is so unlikely to find favour that it’s very airing seems mere folly on your part.
Shut it!: That’s quite enough of that talk for now, thank you.
Arse: Hard work. (e.g.: “I say mates, this is a bit of an arse, what?”)
Sod: Person of low character, to whom the sobriquet “mate” can most definitely not be applied.
Kiddy-fiddler: Person of ill repute.
Bird: Lady of no particular repute.
Pukka: Please punch me in the nose.
Jam Jar: Jar in which preserved fruit is to be found.
Fish: Rhyming Slang. Fish and chip = chippy = hippy.
Jarvis: Rhyming Slang. Jarvis=cocker= door knocker.
Damon: Toff. Of obscure origin.
Britpop: Rhyming slang. Britpop = drop, e.g. “I hear Shed Seven have been Britpopped from their record label.”
- I took the graphic from www.uppers.org (A Mod site!)