Those speaking Cockney will take a word that rhymes with the intended word, and that which rhymes is often a phrase (ex. instead of dollar, they say Oxford scholar). A Cockney, however, will drop the last word, leaving the first, unrhyming word to replace the original one (using our example, "Do you have a dollar" becomes "Do you have an Oxford?").
Some other examples:
- believe becomes Adam and Eve ("Would you Adam and Eve it?")
- stairs becomes apples and pears, leaving apples ("Would you go up the apples and grab my suit?")
- eyes becomes mince pies, leaving minces ("You have beautiful minces, ma'am.")
- look becomes butcher's hook, leaving butcher's ("Let's have a butcher's at this.")