London ATMs offer "cockney" option

A London cash machine operator has introduced Cockney rhyming slang to a number of its cash machines.

People using the bank machine ATMs will be able to opt to have their prompts and options given to them in a more authentic dialect.

As a result of the introduction of Cockney rhyming slang, users will be asked to enter their "Huckleberry Finn", rather than their pin. The machine will further ask its users to select how much "Sausage and Mash" they want.

Cockney rhyming slang will be available from five machines in east London for three months.

Ron Delnevo, MD of Bank Machine, said, "We wanted to introduce something fun and of local interest to our London machines."

The machines using Cockney rhyming slang are free to use. Normally, the cash machine charge £1.50 as transaction fee.