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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 46, November 6, 2011, Article 22

CASH MACHINE DISPENSES COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG

I heard about this on the radio this week. What fun! -Editor

Cockney ATM A cash machine operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang to a number of its ATMs in east London.

People using Bank Machine's ATMs can opt to have their prompts and options given to them in rhyming slang.

As a result they will be asked to enter their Huckleberry Finn, rather than their Pin, and will have to select how much sausage and mash (cash) they want.

The rhyming slang prompts will be available from five cash machines in east London for three months.

Other rhyming slang prompts people can expect include a speckled hen (£10), while the machine may inform users that it is contacting their rattle and tank, rather than bank. Ron Delnevo, managing director of Bank Machine, said: "We wanted to introduce something fun and of local interest to our London machines.

"Whilst we expect some residents will visit the machine to just have a butcher's (look), most will be genuinely pleased as this is the first time a financial services provider will have recognised the Cockney language in such a manner."

To read the complete article, see: Cockney rhyming at cash machines (news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/8217499.stm)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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