Thursday, June 05, 2008

Verse And Worse

Random Wit, Errant Rhyme. Not A Literary Crime

Oh Cor Blimey
Yelled Victor Vimey
He was never profane
When he danced in the rain


Lee said...

David, I like the poem. I also like the way it seems to be shaped like a pyramid since you centered it. Cool.

I need to find a dictionary on UK slang and expressions. I've heard recently that the word most Americans are familiar with from British pejoratives shouldn't be used in polite society. The rest of them I'm pretty clueless about. So what does "Cor blimey" mean?


just jamie said...

David, I always like your rhymes ... although I have no idea what this one is about . :)

Maggie May said...

Cor Blimey is just Cockney slang!
You can say it if your have a prang
Or if you have a real surprise
Or if you see some one in disguise.
It is a mild thing to say!
And I wouldn't have it any other way!
Not sure who this bloke called Vimey
Is! Or if it was just to rhyme with Cor Blimey!

The real definition is a Cockney version of "Blind me!"
A thing to say if you're surprised. You could just as well say " Well! Blow me down!"

Merisi said...

And there I was wondering who in the world was out there dancing in the rain this morning! ;-)

(And I am quite happy that it did not start raining until I was back down from the mountain!)

Merisi said...

So much fun, Maggie May!
Thanks for adding your own two sweet words. :-)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Er, uh, yes.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Victor Vimey
me oh my
Turned the air
Bluer than the sky!