Dating leighton buzzard
This area fell into disuse and decay, with the decline in freight traffic on the canal.
In this list of example Cockney slang for parts of the body, you’ll notice that some expressions omit the rhyming word but others do not.
(Full list of slang for parts of the body) Cockney Rhyming Slang originated in the East End of London.
Some slang expressions have escaped from London and are in popular use throughout the rest of Britain.
For example “use your loaf” is an everyday phrase for the British, but not too many people realise it is Cockney Rhyming Slang (“loaf of bread: head”).
There are many more examples of this unwitting use of Cockney Rhyming Slang.