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Wednesday 1st October 2014
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Why is your zip called 'flies'?

flies.jpgQuestion

One from my two-year-old daughter: why is the zip on your trousers called your "flies"?
Paul, Potters Bar

Answer

Name: Jed, Ilford
Qualification: I'm a cockney!
Answer: It comes from the cockney rhyming slang fly-tip - zip.