Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is some cockney rhyming slang to throw my many 'tea loving' readers out there:

"That boy has always been a right tea-leaf"

'Tea-leaf' = Thief

I am not 100% certain, but I actually think this phrase features in the script of the movie 'Oliver Twist' about one of the young pickpockets.


Sandi McBride said...

I nearly fell down the apple and pears over this one...never heard it before, lol!

david mcmahon said...

Cockney rhyming slang is very popular here in Oz as well!