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Old April 22 2013, 09:28 AM   #21
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Re: Grammar Nazi Thread: Smooshing Words Together

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tsq's moxie in this thread is all copacetic to me. Everything's coming up milhouse!
Coming up milhous? Is that rhyming slang? I love rhyming slang, though, being American, I hardly understand a word of it. On an episode of QI Stephen Fry gave an example of second generation rhyming slang: somehow Listerine meant anti-American -- something to do with antiseptic...so brilliant, but I forget how it worked.


Oh dear best laugh I've had all day!

Australians generally only use rhyming slang when overseas or faced with a mob of english speakers from another country when they have to desperately dredge up any distinctiveness and parade it around the place, the more cryptic the better. It's very old school stuff.
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