Experts in cockney rhyming slang are having a rabbit about the pen and ink caused by the introduction of a new threepenny bit shaped coin.
“We’re in a right two and eight,” said Professor Aubrey Hamilton-Fox. “For donkeys’ years, ‘threepenny bits’ has meant only one thing – now a team has been mobilised to see if there’s any way it can be applied instead to the new bees and honey.”
“We’re going to have to find something new to cover the old meaning an’ all,” added the Professor, “We’ll have to make up a new phrase – always harder than it sounds, and all because of those Coalition twits. Oh, hang on…”