British English Words: Porkies

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British English Words: Porkies

Post by SteelInferno on Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:00 am

Porkies or porky-pie is an expression used in English to mean lies. It derives from the British rhyming slang in which an expression or words means another it rhymes with. In this case, pork pie (or porky pie or porky) rhymes with lie.

E.g. "You've been telling porkies"


Porkies ou porky-pie é uma expressão usada em Inglês Britânico que significa mentira. Esta expressão vem das rimas informais britânicas nas quais uma palavra ou expressão é usada para significar outra com a qual rima. Neste caso, pork pie/ porky pie/ porky (empada de carne de porco, um prato tradicional britânico) rima com mentira (=lie).

Ex: "You've been telling porkies" / "Tens andado a mentir"

Fonte/ Source: Oxford Dictionaries


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