London Cash Machine Has Cockney Language Option

Oct 31, 2011



Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Some moolah for your skyrocket? At one cash machine in East London you'll have to know a bit of cockney to put money in your pocket. The cockney dialect employs rhyming slang that changes a common word into a rhyming phrase. When customers choose the cockney option at the cash machine, it asks for their Huckleberry Finn - or PIN. Or see your balance on the Charlie Sheen - or screen. Or how about a receipt with your sausage and mash - or cash. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.