Etymological Myths and Compound Etymologies in Rhyming Slang

@article{Lillo2018EtymologicalMA,
  title={Etymological Myths and Compound Etymologies in Rhyming Slang},
  author={Antonio Lillo},
  journal={English Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={99},
  pages={688 - 703}
}
  • A. Lillo
  • Published 18 August 2018
  • History
  • English Studies
ABSTRACT Knowledge of how rhyming slang works has often led scholars and laypeople to assume, without a shred of evidence, that many words of unknown derivation have their origins in this form of slang. Some of these assumptions are based on the premise that, if two synonymous words or phrases rhyme, one of them must derive from the other, while others hinge on the supposed existence of a full form whose second element helps unravel the puzzle. This tendency to folk-etymologise by resorting to… 
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