Discussion in 'Photos taken with Any Brand of Camera' started by Aureliano Buendia, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:51 PM.
Nikon D7100 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
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Good image but you are missing the first half of the cockney slang expression
I love this picture. Your lighting is beautifully soft.
Would make a lovely series.
Really? Sorry, I don't speak english very well.
What expression is it?
Wow. I love the concept and the execution. Stunning.
"Apples and pears" is Cockney rhyming slang for a staircase.
Thank you, I did not know this kind of slang....
The rhyming phrase "apples and pears" evolved to mean "stairs". Following the pattern of omission, "and pears" is dropped, thus the spoken phrase "I'm going up the apples" means "I'm going up the stairs".
I have another one.... "two apples"
An accident rather uncanny
Occurred to my elderly granny
She sat in her chair
A large pear was there
Answers on a postcard please.
Seriously well taken.......nice shot.
It's pretty obscure!
Normally there are two connected words and they often relate in some way to the "real" word. Other examples "frog and toad" = road (I guess because both amphibians can get squashed on the road?) and "trouble and strife" = wife (I'll leave you to guess the connection there!)