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:
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.
Hoo’s ya fettle?: how are you?
Aa winnet say nowt: I won’t say anything
Gan canny: take care, take it easy
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
Spoggy – chewing gum
(Common in Grimsby)
Kent & Sussex –
Aching tooth: to wish for something very much
(Common in Kent)
Moysen a bit: drizzly rain.
Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset –
Teazy as ’n adder: someone is feeling fragile / irritable
(Common in Cornwall)
Belve: to shout or sing loudly
(Common in Devon)
(Common in Somerset)
Bopa: local word for auntie
Bald-headed: Behave recklessly
Cwtch: to cuddle or lie down.
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