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Stan Clee de clozy doe

Just thought I'd introduce some phrases that our overseas friends may want to look up before they visit us this summer.

Phrases heard on the London Underground:
"Stan Clee de clozy doe." and it's alternative:
"Myndee clozy doe."

On street corners in London:
"Stanna.....stanna.......eeeeen stanna......stanna" (OK, maybe a bit rare now as there seems less enthusiasm nowadays).

Or, "Thank you, please.......please, thank you" - said in a heavy polish accent. (This is an invite to take a free newspaper and is used regardless of its title).

It's just possible that you may hear a phrase heard weekly in my childhood but very rare now:
"Rabo....rabo.....een rabo....rabo."

OK, can some Brits add to the list of utterances unlikely to be found in a phrase book? Or would Johhny Foreigner care to add some of their own for our edification?

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Buy my fresh oranges! (c.1660)

Gissa ya fackin' munny ya cant! (c.2007)

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