Talk Wordy to Me is on vacation this week, so each day I've scheduled a post that will present a piece of rhyming cockney slang. One of my co-workers is British, and we were testing his knowledge of the slang last week. Don't know what I'm talking about? If you've seen Ocean's Eleven, you might remember this quote from Basher, the British guy played by Don Cheadle: "Basher: So unless we intend to do this job in Reno, we're in barney." [everyone pauses] Basher: "Barney Rubble." [they look bewildered] Basher: "Trouble!" Funnily enough, given that there is a slang word for trouble, trouble and strife means wife.
And that's all folks. I'll be back in the middle of next week.