#59715. Asked by base_hex. (Oct 02 05 11:11 AM)
According to this site, the origins of rhyming slang are uncertain. A desire to conceal information from authorities may be the explanation, or possibly the original users simply wanted to set themselves apart by using a form of slang exclusive to them:
You take a pair of associated words ( fish hook), where the second word rhymes with the word you intend to say, then use the first word to indicate the word you intended to say. eg. I read a fish (fish hook - book)
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