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The Cockney Alphabet

THE STARTING POINT:

The following "Cockney Alphabet" definitions were culled from 'The Second Book of Jigsaw Puzzles', as published by Knight Books and based upon the children's B.B.C. quiz program.

BEST ALTERNATIVES:

The following expressions are also recognised "Cockney Alphabet" definitions.
These could be regarded as superior definitions because:

  1. they are all recognisable words in their own right - unlike, say, 'Ential' - and,
  2. they are timeless and universally understandable - unlike, say, 'Rantzen'.

OTHER HONOURABLE ALTERNATIVES:

contributions from Mic Norbury:

contributions from Dr Stephen Roser:

contributions from Peter Osborn:

contributions from Michael - ye olde (German dude):

contribution from Julian Heath:

Phespirit notes:

equally valid for aspiring middle-class Cockneys .....

contribution from Peter & Jacqueline Biddlecombe:

A BIZARRE TWIST:

Possibly the most surreal or contrived Cockney Alphabet definition: