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London ATMs Offering Cockney Slang Option

Cockney Slang ATMs: Brilliant or Baffling?

Has your ATM ever asked for your Huckleberry Finn before spitting out your sausage and mash? If you were in London it might! For the next three months, a handful of ATMs in London's East End will give users the option of being addressed in Cockney rhyming slang. If they choose this adventurous option, users will have to know to request a "speckled hen" instead of £10, and decide whether to check their balance on the Charlie Sheen (screen).

The company that owns the ATMs claims that in addition to providing a little entertainment, it's trying to preserve a fading dialect. So far, some customers are getting a kick out of the unusual lingo, while others are finding it confusing and irritating. What do you think about this gimmick: brilliant or baffling?

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