Wednesday, 9 January 2013

A load of old cobblers.

This is a drawing a did as a Christmas present for my sister. Alot of my illustrations are a play on words...'a load of old cobblers' also means nonsense, rubbish. This is a classic of Cockney rhyming slang. It has nothing directly to do with shoemakers but originates from 'cobblers' awls', the pointed hand-tools that cobblers use to pierce holes in leather. The rhyme is with 'balls', meaning testicles.

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