Sunday, 24 April 2016

Why do we say "donkeys' years"?


Naw then, mi ol' cock-sparras: Oi've dan mi researches, an' wot Oi've fahnd is this: in yer Cockney rhyming slang a "year" is known as a "donkey's", on account of its rhymin' wi' "donkey's ears." Bat yer non-Cockney 'as corrupted this to DONKEYS' YEARS.......

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