The British have many delightful and colorful expressions that often make no sense to the rest of the world. The full phrase, Moore writes, is \"a load of cobbler's awls,\" and awls rhymes with ... well, you can probably figure that out. “So he got the job purely because Bob was his uncle,” Moore writes. On the PullAnother British slang term for something considered rude to talk about in plain terms. Not long after, the Royal Navy introduced tinned meat rations, which the sailors referred to as Sweet Fanny Adams, a reference to the crime.