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How did titfer come to mean hat instead of cat?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    And what would rhyming slang for cat be?
  2. FritzGrade

    FritzGrade Senior commenter

    Same reason an eye is a mince rather than fly.
  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    FritzGrade likes this.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter


    Mental image of a pearly king and queen sitting in their terraced 'cat and mouse' compiling new slang phrases all day long, within earshot of Bow bells of course.

    I notice 'Iron Hoof' didn't make it into the above dictionary - have the Cockneys gone all PC or something?
  5. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    However did Douglas Hurd and Jeremy Hunt achieve cabinet status?
  6. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Or Ginger (Beer).

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