I visited London in the early 1980’s, and a local and I were walking down the street. He spotted an attractive girl, and said, “Oh Bobby, what a set of Bristols, eh?”
So when I got home, I shared the fun fact that in England, they call boobs, “Bristols.” Why I never knew…
Fast forward 40 years, and I’m treating an English patient (not “the”…), and he’s telling me all about Cockney rhyming slang, about how you find the common word pair that rhymes, and then use the first word to replace the regular word you’re referring to. So I tell him I was in England once, and I only recall the typical words like “boot,” “nappy,” “take-away,” “Bristol’s,” etc.
Then he tells me, “Well you know, Bristols is Cockney rhyming slang.”
And I say, “Really? How so.”
“Well, he said. “Bristol City rhymes with…”
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