Ancient BBC radio comedy Round the Horne features Rambling Syd Rumpo (Kenneth Williams), a parodic folk-singer who sang such things as "Vain she was and like a grusset / Though her gander parts were fine, / But she sneered at his cordwangle / As it hung upon the line".
- Or the song about the Highwayman who "scrooped all the ladies and whirdled the men, then he straddled his nadger and rode off again". When he is finally caught and brought to be hung upon Old Tyburn Tree (a historic euphemism for London's most well-known gallows), he said:
If I had the time to live my life once again
Then I'd whirdle the ladies and scroop all the men!
- Round the Horne also had two camp characters who revived gay slang "Polari."