1) The use of a rhyming word in the place of the original word to obscure the meaning.
2)The chaotic blur that is the soul of the Cockney dialect.
"Take a butcher's" (butcher's hook = look)
Daisies (shoes) (daisy roots = boots).
"She's a pretty twist" (twist and twirl = girl)
"He's ginger" (ginger beer = queer / homosexual. Derogatory unless uttered by fellow travellers)
"I took the lift to the apples"(apples and pears = upstairs, though not even pensioners use that phrase anymore)
A system of slang in which words are replaced by rhymes and the second part of the rhyme is dropped. It is most commonly used by cockneys.
Examples of rhyming slang:
Trouble & Strife=Wife
Plates of Meat=Feet
Apples & Pears=Stairs
Pony & Trap=Crap
My trouble sent me to pick up the dustbins from school, and I stepped in a massive pile of pony and trap.
Generally rhyming slang is a load of old bollocks
. In the words of terry pratchett
"it is made up to annoy strangers, which is the case with most slangs"
Whoa rhyming slang makes no sense!
prunes (syrup of)=wig
apples and pears=stairs
busy bee=general theory of relativity