What type of establishment is also called a 'pop shop' or sometimes referred to as 'uncles' ?
#22535. Asked by anxiousharry. (Sep 10 02 4:54 PM)
'Pop Goes the Weasel' comes from Cockney rhyming slang. The 'pop shop' was the |
pawnbroker. When the money ran out at the end of the week (a penny for a loaf
of bread, a penny for a needle, and maybe a bit more for rice and treacle), the
prize possession of a warm winter coat (weasel and stoat=coat) was taken down to
the 'pop' shop and left as security until the week's wage came in when it would
be redeemed, and the cycle began again. See:
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