Cockney Slay

journal2 (a little late, but couldn’t be helped since I didn’t  get to bed till midnight last night and even that happened after hanging out a load of washing on my way through)





This weeks challenge at is dedicated to Cockney Slay. The words we’ve been given are:

  • tray
  • sunrise
  • piano
  • lunatic
  • race

Go to the post for more details. I’m avoiding the linkage on their site for more examples of this kind of rhyming slay, just in case I see one of my own brilliant ideas already in use.

I grew up with a few of these types of rhyming, never knowing that it was called Cockney slay, being Australian myself. But you were pretty much guaranteed to have someone say to you over lunch at least once in your life “pass me the dead horse for eye in the sky” (translation, pass me the tomato sauce for my meat pie”.

Golden ray – tray

Loudly cries – sunrise

Fallen grace – race

Black and white volcano – piano

Wacky acrostic – lunatic

I could see how playing around with this idea could be useful in creating a unique dialogue for a story. Referring to a crying sky perhaps, the louder she cries, the more brilliant the sunrise, for example.

Tracey Ambrose
"Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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