Learn English slang | Pork pies
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This is a very common expression...it's used all around the country, not just in east London, pork pies means 'lies'.
So we use this a lot with children, if children say something but it's not true, you could say: "Are you telling me pork pies?" Or more often we say 'porky', porky pies. So porky pies are 'lies'.
The expression telling porkies means telling lies. So 'don't tell me porkies!' So parents might say to their children or a teacher might say to a child: "Are you telling me porky pies?" Pork pies...lies.