Cockney Rhyming Slang Used At London ATMs

For the next three months a cluster of East London ATMs will be offering customers the chance to withdraw cash using written prompts in Cockney rhyming slang. It works by replacing a word with a short rhyming phrase. For example: "Money" becomes "bread and honey."

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

English, Spanish or Cockney - those will be your language choices at a few ATMs in London. Money dispensers are offering the East London dialect of Eliza Doolittle in rhyming slang for the next three months. So when you're prompted for your Huckleberry Finn, type in your PIN. Need some money? Just press bread and honey. And who doesn't like a little sausage and mash, or cash? It's MORNING EDITION.

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