Anyway, for those wishing to know a few examples of terms of money that we Brits use (but mainly cockneys) then a few are listed below, and not all of these are obviously rhyming slang, and are by no means guaranteed to get you around london any quicker.
|Oxford||5 shillings or a crown|
|'alf an Oxford||2 shillings & 6 pence or half a crown|
|Sixpence||Tanner, Sprarsy Anna, Tilbury|
|£1||Nicker, Quid, Nugget, Alan, Squid, Huckleberry Hound|
|£5||Melvin, McGiver, Ching, Sky diver, Pam Shriver, Jackson|
|£10||Tenner, Pavarotti, Paul McKenna, Ayrton Senna|
|£20||Score, Apple Core, Bobby Moore, Plenty|
|£50||Bullseye, Thrifty, McGarrett, Nifty|
|£1000||Grand, Bag of Sand|
|Shrapnel||Refers to loose change|
|Sheets||General term for paper money|
|Dosh||Any sort of money|
For a more detailed list and with possible explanations as to how they came about can be found here.
They never learn do they these Doctors and nurses, tut. A while back it was codes that they used on patients charts and now they extend their bedside manner to ringing you up and insulting you at home, and it's all free on the National Health Service (NHS). Bargain.