How: ‘Defo’ is a commonly used abbreviation of ‘definitely’. When spoken, ‘Defo’ sounds exactly the same as ‘Defoe’.
As in: “Fancy a kickabout this evening?” “Jermain”.
How: A little development on the above. ‘Defoe’ gives you ‘Defo’. The impish vamp Keira provides the ‘Knightley’. So, say ‘Defoe-Knightley’ and… bingo!
As in: “Fancy tapping that fit one out of Love Actually?” “Jermain-Keira”.
How: ‘Bunts’, as in Bunsen burner. Bunsen burner – nice little earner.
As in: Watch the Office.
This: Nice Elle, bad Oxford
Means: Nice body, bad face.
How: Elle McPherson, commonly referred to as ‘the body’. Oxford and Cambridge compete in the annual boat race. Boat race is rhyming slang for face.
As in: “There’s this new girl at my gym, cracking Elle, shame about the Oxford.”
How: Simple delightful rhyming slang
As in: “I’d love a bit of Posh’n’Becks with that bird in the ticket office.
This: Gary Ablett
How: ‘Ablett’ rhymes with ‘tablet’, as in ecstasy tablet. Used by London’s clubbing fraternity.
As in: “Gary Ablett’s are bad, kids. Very bad.”
This: Geoff Hurst
Means: A top class degree at university
How: ‘Hurst’ rhymes with ‘First’, which is the best degree you can get.
As in: “That geek in my class ended up with a Geoff Hurst and all I got was a poxy Desmond (Tutu-2:2).”
This: Jimmy Hill
How: Come on, it rhymes.
As in: “Oi, Smithy. Pay the Jimmy for this curry will ya and let’s get outta ‘ere.”
This: Nobby Stiles
How: Again, it rhymes.
As in: “After that mucky pie on Monday I had a nasty dose of Nobby”.
This: Gianluca Vialli
How: ‘Vialli’ rhymes with ‘Charlie’, a nickname for cocaine.
As in: “I wonder if Jermain Defoe ever does a bit of Gianluca Vialli?” “Jermain”. See what I did there? It’s all about bringing it all together.
This: Robbie Fowler
How: You guessed it, it rhymes.
As in: “Ilunga had another Robbie Fowler last night”.
How: Robbie ‘Keane’ – you can work it out.
As in: “My new boss is well Robbie”.
This: Bobby Moore
How: ‘Moore’ rhymes with ‘score’.
As in: “What was the Bobby last time we played this lot?”
This: Glenn Hoddle
Means: Something very easy.
How: ‘Hoddle’ rhymes with ‘doddle’, a word used to describe something very easy.
As in: “I reckon getting tickets for that game will be a Glenn”.
This: Darren Bent
How: ‘Bent’ is widely used to refer to those of a homosexual persuasion or things which are a bit shnidey.
As in: “That bloke keeps looking over here, he’s a bit Darren”.
Feel free to make your own additions!