This weeks challenge at Creativitygames.net is dedicated to Cockney Slay. The words we’ve been given are:
Go to the post for more details. I’m avoiding the linkage on their site for more examples of this kind of rhyming slay, just in case I see one of my own brilliant ideas already in use.
I grew up with a few of these types of rhyming, never knowing that it was called Cockney slay, being Australian myself. But you were pretty much guaranteed to have someone say to you over lunch at least once in your life “pass me the dead horse for eye in the sky” (translation, pass me the tomato sauce for my meat pie”.
Golden ray – tray
Loudly cries – sunrise
Fallen grace – race
Black and white volcano – piano
Wacky acrostic – lunatic
I could see how playing around with this idea could be useful in creating a unique dialogue for a story. Referring to a crying sky perhaps, the louder she cries, the more brilliant the sunrise, for example.