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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: VeeTNA
"Cobble", meaning the cobble-stones laid in the streets, is an independent word, not derived from "cobbler". From "cobbler", we get the cockney rhyming-slang "cobblers" meaning "testicles" and "cobblers!" meaning "that statement is nonsense". During the Brexit crisis last year, a Downing Street spokesman (anonymous, but we can probably guess) called a particular suggestion "a load of cobblers". I suspect that the member who first brought up the word "cobbler" was thinking of that usage.