Translation: We take all denominations of cash, and Visa.
It sounds insane, but here's how it works: The speaker replaces a common word with a rhyming phrase of two or three words which makes the meaning of the phrase unintelligible to listeners who aren't aware of the code. The average American in Ireland listening to Cockney speech will take the speaker to be intoxicated or psychopathic.
It nearly knocked me off me plates — he was wearing a syrup! So I got straight on the dog to me trouble and said I couldn't believe me minces.
In some examples the meaning is further obscured by adaptation over centuries. For example, the word "Aris" is often used to indicate the buttocks. This has been subjected to a double rhyme, starting with the original rough synonym "arse", which was rhymed with "bottle and glass", leading to "bottle". "Bottle" was then rhymed with "Aristotle" and truncated to "Aris".
See 'Snatch' for excellent Cockney, and a damn good movie.
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