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    Lend us some sausage and mash

    Cash machine offers Cockney slang

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    An ATM operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang to a number of its cash machines in east London.
    People using the Bank Machine ATMs will be able to opt to have their prompts and options given to them in rhyming slang.
    As a result they will be asked to enter their "Huckleberry Finn", rather than their Pin, and will have to select how much "sausage and mash" they want.
    Those who want to take out 10 will have to ask for a "speckled hen", while the machine may inform users that it is contacting their "rattle and tank", rather than bank.
    The rhyming slang prompts will be available from five ATMs in east London for three months.
    Ron Delnevo, managing director of Bank Machine, said: "We wanted to introduce something fun and of local interest to our London machines.
    "Whilst we expect some residents will visit the machine to just have a 'butcher's' (look), most will be genuinely pleased as this is the first time a financial services provider will have recognised the Cockney language in such a manner."
    The ATMs displaying prompts in Cockney are all free to use, although the majority of group's cash machines typically charge a 1.50 fee.


    Interesting, if not a tad weird.. What would cash machines say where you hail from?

    Withnall.. would you get.."Aup dook, want som reddies"?

    And for our friends across the pond.. "Whaasssup foool, it's all about the benjamins"..after withdrawing a big amount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    As a result they will be asked to enter their "Huckleberry Finn", rather than their Pin
    yes, an ancient rhyming slang term, well known PIN from the 1680s

    some people believe anything...."cup of tea", not likely (=free)

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    What would cash machines say where you hail from?
    "Watch out behind you".

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    What would cash machines say where you hail from?
    Piss off you haven't got any money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Interesting, if not a tad weird.. What would cash machines say where you hail from?
    Going down the pub, again?

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    Or if in Jo'burg.."If you have a gun pointed at the back of your head, duck....NOW....Boom"

    I might patent that idea actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    the majority of group's cash machines typically charge a 1.50 fee
    Fucking rip-off.

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    In Alice Springs....apparently the locals are having trouble understanding their atm's

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