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What’s The Score

A chap called in today in a van selling the same type of trollies that we use for handling our cut flowers in the packhouse.

“How much do you want for them?” (that was me talking there, by the way)

“A score” (that’s not me anymore, that’s him replying to my question)

“That’s a bit steep” (Now I’m replying to his answer)

The funny thing is, I didn’t actually know how much “a score” was anyway.  I just said that it was too much.  I get a bit confused with all that  “monkey”, “pony”, “bag of sand” nonsense.

If, like me, you are not a Cockney, then you might find this handy guide quite, um, handy.


grand

£1000

monkey

£500

pony

£25

tanner

sixpence

tenner

£10

tilbury

sixpence

score

£20

Oxford

5 shillings or a crown

‘alf an Oxford

2 shillings & 6 pence or half a crown

Nicker or Quid

£1

Readies (Nelson Eddy’s)

Pound note

Ton

£100

Century

£100

Scuba Diver

fiver Lend us a deep sea ’til payday

Sprarsy

Tanner (sixpence) Lend us a sprarsy

Bullseye

£50

Wicker Basket

£15

Lady Godiva

£5 (fiver) – ‘ere, can you spare a lady?”  

Ayrton Senna

£10 (tenner).   “Dead Brazilian” used, as in “I pulled a dead Brazilian out of me sky rocket”]

Plenty

£20

Thrifty

£50

One-er

£100 Pronounced “wunner”

Mother Hen

£10

Archer

£2000

Nugget

£1

Plum

£100,000

Squid

Quid

Cock and Hen £10 cockle is commonly used, as in “lend us a cockle”

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