10 Words That Take On A Whole New Meaning In Cornwall

1. My lover


What it usually means - How you refer to the person you are heads over heels with.
What it means in Cornwall - How you refer to literally anybody.

 

2. The Big City


What it usually means - A big city.
What it means in Cornwall - Truro.

 

3. Traffic


What it usually means - Large numbers of cars on the road.
What it means in Cornwall - Large numbers of cows on the road.

 

4. Proper Job


What it usually means - What your Mum wants you to get instead of going surfing.
What it means in Cornwall - Something good has happened.

 

5. Ansum


What it usually means - An attractive person or thing.
What it means in Cornwall - Something good has happened.

 

6. Directly


What it usually means - With stopping or changing direction; immediately.
What it means in Cornwall - Something will happen at some time, maybe. e.g. “See you dreckly”

 

7. Summer


What it usually means - Season characterised by hot weather, cloudless skies and bright sunshine.
What it means in Cornwall - Season characterised by slightly warmer rain.

8. E


What it usually means - The fifth letter of the alphabet.
What it means in Cornwall - You/he/she/basically anything.

 

9. Public Transport


What it usually means - Widely available mass transit infrastructure.
What it means in Cornwall - That mythical bus that turns up once a month.

 

10. Devon


What it usually means - A charming, beautiful county in the southwest of England.
What it means in Cornwall - The worst place on earth.

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