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Guide to understanding different regional dialects

Our parks are located all around the UK in a number of different regions; so we have created this handy guide to help you understand the local lingo when you’re visiting a foreign region.

The Lakes & Blackpool:

– home to our parks Lakeland, Marton Mere and Cala Gran 

Gully stottie: bread knife
(Common in Ashington, Northumberland)

He’s got a right cob on: someone is in a mood.

Side the table: clear the table.



– home to our parks Haggerston Castle and Berwick 

Hoo’s ya fettle?: how are you?

Aa winnet say nowt: I won’t say anything

Gan canny: take care, take it easy


Yorkshire –

– home to our parks Blue Dolphin, Thornwick Bay, Reighton Sands and Primrose Valley

It’s silin’ down: it’s raining heavily

Where there’s muck there’s brass: a lot of money can be made from hard work

Mardy: someone who is sulky or moody


Lincolnshire –

– home to our parks Thorpe Park and Golden Sands

Spoggy – chewing gum
(Common in Grimsby)


Norfolk –

– home to our parks Wild Duck, Hopton, Caister-on-Sea and Seashore

Dodderman: snail

Tittermatorter: see-saw

Bishybarnabee: ladybird

snail lady

Kent & Sussex –

– home to our parks Allhallows, Church Farm and Combe Haven

Aching tooth: to wish for something very much
(Common in Kent)

Moysen a bit: drizzly rain.


Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset –

– home to our parks Devon Cliffs, Rockley Park, Weymouth Bay, Seaview Park, Littlesea, Perran Sands, Riviere Sands, Doniford Bay and Burnham-on-Sea.

Teazy as ’n adder: someone is feeling fragile / irritable
(Common in Cornwall)

Belve: to shout or sing loudly
(Common in Devon)

Dimpsy: dusk
(Common in Somerset)

not listening

Wales –

– home to our parks Kiln Park, Greenacres, Hafan y Môr, Presthaven, Lydstep Beach, Quay West and Penally Court.

Bopa: local word for auntie

Bald-headed: Behave recklessly

Cwtch: to cuddle or lie down.


Scotland –

– home to our parks Craig Tara and Seton Sands

Haud yer wheesht: be quiet

Dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs: don’t try to teach someone something they already know

Haste ye back: come back soon

granny suck egg


Do you know of any other different regional words or phrases? Let us know in the comment section below! 

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