Rhyming slang is fun but weird

@lovebuglena (29031)
Staten Island, New York
June 9, 2021 2:09pm CST
JimBo was talking about rhyming slang. I was confused so looked it up online. Rhyming slang is where a common word is replaced with a phrase of two or more words. The last word is supposed to rhyme with the original word. Also, the secondary rhyming word has to be omitted. Not sure why that is. I think I get it, however I do not understand how they came up with the phrases for common words. Like how in the heck does raspberry tart mean fart; pork pies mean lies; plates of meat mean feet; syrup of figs mean wig. etc...? It is interesting though. Found this image of an ATM machine. On the screen it said, "Please enter your Huckleberry Finn then press ENTER to continue." Huckleberry Fin is supposed to mean PIN. I guess rhyming slang is a sort of code where unless you know the rhyming phrases you will be confused as to what the heck a person is talking about.
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@spiderdust (10707)
• San Jose, California
9 Jun
I was just reading that same post!
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@JimBo452020 (50982)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jun
Aye well Kelli it is continuing on here lol
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@spiderdust (10707)
• San Jose, California
9 Jun
@JimBo452020 I'll have to remember the camel hump one.
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
9 Jun
@spiderdust What the heck is that?
@erictsuma (9028)
• Mombasa, Kenya
9 Jun
Yes that's true. Have a nice day
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@JimBo452020 (50982)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jun
Can you do rhyming slang Eric?
@JimBo452020 (50982)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jun
Its straight forward enough to me Lena. Like you are slim Go on, guess lol
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
9 Jun
Am I supposed to figure out what the phrase "you are slim" means?
@JimBo452020 (50982)
• Montrose, Scotland
9 Jun
@lovebuglena No Oh god here we go again with me.trying to explain something I have not explained too well already. Ok I shall just tell you. You are a lady. So you are in rhyming slang Slim Shady So do you get it now. Remember, rhyming slang in conversation does not have to actually include the bit that rhymes lol
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@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
9 Jun
@JimBo452020 Lol. This is supposed to easy super easy but it ain't. When you said "You are slim" the only thing that came to mind was Jim. I guess I am a rhyming slang dummy.
@RebeccasFarm (33549)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 Jun
Thats right Lena you got it
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
Got what lol?
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Jun
@lovebuglena The idea of the rhyming slang
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
12 Jun
@RebeccasFarm It's confusing to me.
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@porwest (45539)
• United States
9 Jun
I wonder if it can be any word that rhymes. Like for example, could I respond with teat instead of meat to plates of meat? Could I respond with cries instead of lies to pork pies? Could I respond to raspberry tart with cart?
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
Good question. I have no idea.
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@porwest (45539)
• United States
14 Jun
@lovebuglena I am not sure I fully understand the game. lol
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jun
@porwest I don't know if I'd call it a game. Maybe a fun way of telling someone something without others knowing what you mean.
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@moffittjc (97111)
• Gainesville, Florida
10 Jun
I don't have enough brain cells left in my head to try and comprehend rhyming slang. I'll just sit on the sidelines for this one and watch everyone else try to figure it out.
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
Seems when it comes to rhyming slang I am a dummy.
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@moffittjc (97111)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jun
@lovebuglena Me too!
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@LindaOHio (68089)
• United States
10 Jun
This is a new one for me. I've never heard of rhyming slang.
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
Me neither, until JimBo mentioned it.
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@RasmaSandra (42975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
It is rather much fun and very interesting,
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
It is but it is also hard to figure out. For me anyway.
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@kaylachan (21259)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
Yeah. I read that and I was confused. People are strange.
@lovebuglena (29031)
• Staten Island, New York
10 Jun
Turns out it is not an American thing. Maybe that's why it's confusing to Americans.