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cockney rhyming slang

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Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 28 Jun 2009 17:03

Please does anyone know the meaning of the expression "sailors cake" - if it is too rude to put on the boards, could you pm me
Thanks Liz

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 28 Jun 2009 17:24

Many thanks, I read it in a book "nice bit o' sailor's cake' - but it said the meaning was too rude to print, and to look in the book "Rude Cockney Rhyming Slang"
Liz

Margaret

Margaret Report 28 Jun 2009 17:32

You are reading "farewell to the eastend" what are really great set of books they are.
The term is actually "navy cake" and it means taking it from behind if you like- men, (blush). hope i can say that

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 28 Jun 2009 17:36

Many thanks, have just finished reading the book, like the others it is excellent
Liz

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 28 Jun 2009 21:55

Thanks Mac - think I have got the meaning now! My ancestors came from West Ham, so have become interested in the East End,
Liz