10/11/08

Brit' Word of the Day

Today's BWOTD is a rhyming slang phrase:

"How about a rosy lea?"

'Rosy Lea' = Cup of Tea'

Like most rhyming slang this originated in London, but spread throughout the UK. It's less common to hear it these days, but I remember it being said more as a youngster.

5 comments:

R.A.D. Stainforth said...

I’d rather have a Vera and Philharmonic.

Soulfully Blonde said...

I love reading the British Words. :)

Winifred said...

What about a glass of Acker Bilk?

= Milk

Linda said...

That's a new one to me! I think I'll have a rosy Lea! *LOL*

Vintage Tea said...

I love a good old cup of rosy lee... my dad always calls it that!

Victoria x