You have never heard of having ready cash? AKA 'readies' AFAIR it is cockney
slang, picked up watching too much Brit TV.
And as for 'cloth eared' I'll have to refer you to Monty Python..
"For how can a woman expect to appreciate a professor of logic if the
simplest cloth-eared syllogism causes her to flounder."
( http://pressurecooker.phil.cmu.edu/logic.html )
Now if I'd used Australian slang, you would really have been in trouble!
e.g. Well these jokers put the bite on me for serious bickies there mate, so
you'd reckon they gave the thing the once over before they dropped it in the
ute. As for sending me that gobbledegook, a bloke deserves to get the right
drum if he fronts with a question,. You reckon?
These fellows sold me a machine for a considerable amount of money. Given
that, it is not unreasonable to expect that a proper inspection be carried
out before the item was loaded into my vehicle. As regards the
incomprehensible reply, a purchasor has a reasonable expectation that a
correct reply will be written in standard English, don't you think?
Mekon (the multi slangual)