Some historians believe that it was hawkers or market traders that created rhyming slang in order to embellish their sales patters. Others feel that rhyming slang may have been invented by criminals who wanted to confuse witnesses or the police. Anyone overhearing their conversations wouldn’t have been able to understand what they were talking about.
The English lexicographer Terence Dolan suggested that rhyming slang may have been created by Irish immigrants. The truth is that nobody really knows how or why this strange method of speaking began.
Have a jimmy giraffe
When visiting London, you won’t believe your Britneys when you hear the way people rabbit. But don’t worry because you can always look up the words on your pistol later. Treat yourself to a nice Everton and have a Jimmy at the craziness of it all.
In other words; when visiting London, you won’t believe your ears (Britney Spears) when you hear the way people talk (rabbit and pork). But don’t worry because you can always look up the words on your computer (pistol and shooter) later. Treat yourself to a nice coffee (Everton toffee) and have a laugh (Jimmy giraffe) at the craziness of it all.