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coming soon to my daily vocabulary

Cockney Slang:
* Taters = Potatoes in the mould = cold
* Tea leaf = thief
* The Sweeney = Sweeney Todd = Flying Squad, a special division of the Metropolitan Police; used as the title of TV series The Sweeney
* Thrup’ny Bits = Tits (Breasts) threepenny bit (an obsolete pre-decimal coin worth three pennies)
* Tin Lids = kids
* Titfer = tit for tat = hat
* Thomas = Thomas the Tank = wank.
* Tod = Tod Sloane = own (as in “on your tod”, meaning “alone”)
* Tom or Tom Dick or Tom and Dick = sick
* Tomfoolery = jewellery
* Treacle = treacle tart = sweetheart
* Trouble = trouble and strife = wife
* Tube of glue = clue. (eg “he hasn’t got a tube of glue”)
* Tumble Down The Sink = drink (as in, “Going down the rub-a-dub-dub for a tumble down the sink”)
* Two-an =Two-and-eight = state (as in “He was in a right two-and-eight.”)
* Uncle = Uncle Dick = sick (a reference to Richard III of England, who had his nephews murdered)
* Vera = Vera Lynn (famous British wartime singer)= ’skin’ or cigarette paper, eg, “got any Veras?”, or chin, or gin

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