Bread And Honey
Rumour has it that there's a bit of a sporting bash taking place in this country at the moment. Having never progressed beyond coming last in the egg-and-spoon race circa 1971, I can't claim that this event has held a great deal of interest for me. Until, that is, I read about some cash-dispensing machines in London that will have an option for customers to select Cockney rhyming slang as their preferred language, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in an authentic East London experience.
Customers will enter their Huckleberry Finn (PIN number) to get their sausage and mash (cash) in various denominations, including Lady Godiva (£5), speckled hen (£10), horn of plenty (£20) and nifty (£50). Double top is £40, a reference to the darts score. Incidentally, it's thought that the terms pony for £25 and monkey for £500 originated from old Indian rupee banknotes, which featured images of these animals on notes of the corresponding value.
Finally, if insufficient funds are available, boracic (and lint, skint) patrons of these cash machines can always have their transaction Nigel Manselled (cancelled).