We've recently featured some English slang words that come from the name of someone - often a famous person. This type of slang is common in the UK, especially in London! It is usually Cockney rhyming slang. This slang is often used in a fun way - and you can even invent some slang for yourself!
The examples we have featured so far are:
Here are some more examples:
Ruby Murray was a famous Northern Irish singer from the 1950s.
It is not known who Jimmy Riddle was.
Ayrton Senna was a famous Formula 1 racing driver who was killed in a crash 1994.
In case you don't know...Britney Spears is a famous American singer.
Brad Pitt is a very handsome American actor. (Sorry Brad!)
Barney Rubble is Fred Flintstone's best friend in the cartoon series The Flintstones.
Fatboy Slim is an English DJ, singer and music producer.
Chevy Chase is an American comedian and actor. He's very funny.
Jack Jones was a famous jazz singer in the 1960s.
Have you seen any others? I'll add them to the list!
Can you invent your own rhyming slang with names of famous people?
Thank you Johnny Simpson for your suggestions.
:)) so funny! Poor Brat Pitt! :D
I'm not sure that I pronunciate a foreign name correctly. Therefore I think it is hard for me to create one myself. However I will try. :)
You can select very famous people. Just for fun. :)
Bruno Mars - Mars - From the Earth, Venus is nearer than Bruno Mars is. => Bruno Mars doesn't exist on our planet.
Is it ok?
That's a good one! We don't need to change his name to use it as slang! :)
Jack London - London - I want to visit Jack London one day. (If he still lived, everyone would had thought that I want to visit him :))
Dan Brown - Brown - His hair is Dan Brown.
We also don't need to change their names.
James Herriot - Idiot - He is a James Herriot. (I'm not sure Herriot rhymes with Idiot). If it's not true, please tell me. Anyway sorry Herriot for my opinion. :D
I think Al Pacino - Cappuccino is actually Cockney rhyming slang! Nice one. If you thought of it yourself - well done. :)
I'll add that to the list.
Louis Cauchy - Cosy - I want to have a Louis Cauchy family.
I don't know Louis Cauchy! I think you already have a Louis Cauchy family Blue. :)
Louis Cauchy is a French mathametician. :)