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Steven

05-09-01, 07:21 AM (GMT)
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"Ballet Rhyming Slang"
 
   The recent messages about Clement Crisp's use of rhyming slang (e.g. titfer) have made me realise what rich linguistic possibilities we have right under our noses! Here are a few...

Swan Lake = Cake (as in "have a go, it's a piece of Swan")

Sleeping Beauty = Cutie (as in "He/she is a bit of a Sleeping")

La Fille Mal Gardee = Cardy (as in "Don't go outside without your File Mal")

Mayerling = String (as in "How long is a piece of Mayer?")

Sir Anthony Dowell = Foul (as in "Referee, that was definitely a Sir Anthony!")

Debbie McGee = Wee (as in "I must go for a Debbie")

Those are just a few suggestions. Anyone want to add a few?


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Lily 05-09-01 1
  RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Bruce Madmin 05-09-01 2
     RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Steven 05-09-01 3
         RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Helen 05-09-01 4
             RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Pete 05-09-01 5
         RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Pete 05-09-01 6
             RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Steven 05-09-01 7
                 RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Pete 05-09-01 8
                     RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Steven 06-09-01 9
                         RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Richard Jones 06-09-01 10
                         RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Pete 06-09-01 11
                             RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Steven 06-09-01 12
                             RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang Steven 06-09-01 13

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Lily

05-09-01, 08:24 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Thanks Steven, this has made me laugh-which is always a good start to the day!!

How can you be so witty this time of the morning?


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Bruce Madmin

05-09-01, 10:25 AM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
In response to message #0
 
   lovely stuff - more please (and yes I can't think of any at the moment)


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Steven

05-09-01, 11:11 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Glad you liked them, Lily and Bruce. But don't laugh too hard - I wouldn't want you to wet your Vivianas!


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Helen

05-09-01, 11:17 AM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   These are brilliant, and made me laugh a lot too. Why can't I think of any?


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Pete

05-09-01, 04:13 PM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   A few more....

Still Life = wife (sorry dear)
Winter Dreams = ice creams
Nadia Nerina = cleaner
Margot Fonteyn = stain
Darcey Bussell = muscle
Jonathan Cope = soap
George Balanchine = washing machine

"Is there a Nadia that can help me. Me still has just dropped a couple of winters over her fille mal (sic). I think it's going to take a lot of Jonny & Darce to shift that Margot. We'll stick it in the George when we get indoors."


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Pete

05-09-01, 04:15 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   >I wouldn't
>want you to wet your
>Vivianas!

LOL!!!



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Steven

05-09-01, 07:06 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   I almost wet my Vivianas reading your rhyming slang, Pete! I'll have to try and think of some more to keep up. But somehow, I don't much fancy my George Pipers.


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Pete

05-09-01, 09:28 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Keep up? Julie Lack it in Steven! You're having a penguin (caff) & talking a load of Deborah. Your Agnes Oaks are much more Keith Money than mine, your wit far more Twyla!


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Steven

06-09-01, 07:13 AM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Thanks for the compliments! A few more...

Widow Simone = Phone
Sarah Wildor = Builder
Leon Bakst = Faxed
Lilac Fairy = Wary
Sir Kenneth MacMillan = Villain
Don Quixote = Goatee
Michael Clark = Dark
Deborah Bull = Pull

As in...

I got on the Widow to find a Sarah. He Leon-ed me an estimate but I felt a bit Lilac when I met him. He was a right Sir Kenneth with a Donkey and everything. Never turned up till it was getting Michael and only interested in going out on the Deborah...


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Richard Jones

06-09-01, 07:32 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Deborah seems to be a popular lady - personally, when I want my glass re-filled I think I'll say "make mine a Deborah" (bull = full). It could get so confusing, though, that you might find yourself in the Merle (Park = dark).


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Pete

06-09-01, 02:42 PM (GMT)
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11. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Ninette de Valois = car
David Drew = rear view
pas de six = police
Anna Pavlova = pullover
Carlotta Grisi = easy
ballet corps = score
grand battement en cloche = posh
Herr Droselmeyer = tyre
pas de chat = flat
Adam Cooper = super
Beryl Grey = day
Sugar Plum = dumb
Natalia Sologub = pub
pas de trois = bar
pas de deux = blur
Rose adage = large

Car dealers can be a right load of Sir Kenneths too....

Driving my newly bought secondhand Ninette down the road the other day when in my David I could see the pas de six. "Pull over son" he said so I says "It ain't an Anna it's a Fille Mal!"
He didn't think it was very Keith. He says "Get out son, nice and Carlotta." I says "Whats the ballet officer?" trying to sound all grand battement. "Well nice cabriole but your chasse is rusty and your Herrs are pas de chat." "Oh really, how Adam."
Weren't my Beryl, felt like really Sugar. I had to go straight to the Natalia, which was shut so went to the Amphitheatre pas de trois. Just for One-gin or was it two gins, it all became a pdd -they were on the Rose side.

Sir Tone (groan) anyone?


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Steven

06-09-01, 05:02 PM (GMT)
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12. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Pete, what a Beryl - you must have felt a right Roberto!


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Steven

06-09-01, 05:06 PM (GMT)
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13. "RE: Ballet Rhyming Slang"
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   Pete, what a Beryl - you must have felt a right Roberto!


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