Why do we say telling porkies?

Why do we say telling porkies?

Rhyme #1 – Porky Pies This term dates back to the very beginning of Cockney slang around the mid-1850s and is also one of many terms still in use in present day England. Porky Pies stems from a British delicacy, the humble pork pie. For example: Don’t tell me a porky pie about where you have been all night!

What are telling porkies?

To tell a lie or say something that is not entirely true. Primarily heard in UK. The government’s clearly been telling porkies about who these tax cuts are going to benefit! I admit I’ve told porkies on more than one job application. See also: porky, tell.

What does the slang term porkies mean?

a lie
(ˈpɔːkɪ ) nounWord forms: plural porkies. mainly British and Australian slang. a lie.

Where does porky pies come from?

It wasn’t until the 18th century that pork pies more similar to contemporary versions started coming into fashion, and they were especially popular in and around the English East Midlands town of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

What is lies in Cockney?

Porky Pies is Cockney slang for Lies.

What is a porkie?

When you cross Pomeranian and Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) you get adorable Porkie. This small dog is also known as Yoranian and Yorkie-Pom. Porkie is a beautiful mix between the energetic Pomeranian and affectionate Yorkshire Terrier. This small dog comes with a big personality that might surprise you.

What is a porkie pie?

porky pie (plural porky pies) (Cockney rhyming slang, chiefly in the plural) Lie (false statement).

Do porkie dogs bark a lot?

Do Yorkies bark a lot? Yes, the Yorkie breed is quite vocal. They have a lot to say and will bark at everything from an unfamiliar noise to when they want to play. Incorporating training measures early on in your Yorkie’s life will help stifle a bad barking habit before it becomes fully engrained.