18 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Bristol

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1. “All right”

What it means normally: Something of satisfactory quality.

What it means in Bristol: “Hello.”

2. “Triangle”

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What it means normally: A geometric figure formed of three sides.

What it means in Bristol: An area at the top of Park Street made up almost entirely of bars, where drunken memories begin.

3. “Mind”

What it means normally: A person’s ability to think and reason.

What it means in Bristol: A word you unnecessarily add on to the end of most sentences, e.g. “Look at him, mind.”

4. “Daps”

What it means normally: An abbreviation of N-Dubz singer and Celebrity Big Brother runner-up Dappy’s name.

What it means in Bristol: Light, rubber-soled gym shoes that everyone else in the country weirdly calls “plimsolls”.

5. “Led”

What it means normally: Past tense and past participle of “lead”, which means to go before or with to show the way.

What it means in Bristol: To be lying down, e.g. “I was led on my bed.”

6. “Drive”

What it means normally: To operate and control the movement of a car.

What it means in Bristol: How you address your bus driver when alighting, e.g. “Cheers, Drive.”

7. “Public transport”

What it means normally: Buses, trains, and other forms of transport available to the public which run on fixed timetables and routes.

What it means in Bristol: LOL whut? Waiting at a bus stop for several hours until one finally decides to turn up.

8. “Lover”

What it means normally: How you refer to your significant other.

What it means in Bristol: How you refer to just about everybody – when you’re not calling them “babber”.

9. “Ideal”

What it means normally: A perfect example of something or someone.

What it means in Bristol: Idea.

10. “Boat”

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What it means normally: A vessel for traveling on water.

What it means in Bristol: A nightclub.

11. “Hill”

What it means normally: A naturally raised area of land.

What it means in Bristol: Dying from exhaustion halfway up Park Street.

12. “Cribbs”

 

What it means normally: An MTV show which explores the homes of the rich and famous.

What it means in Bristol: A quicker way to say “The Mall at Cribbs Causeway and the surrounding restaurants, bowling alley, and cinema.”

13. “The Gas”

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What it means normally: A substance which is neither solid nor liquid at certain temperatures.

What it means in Bristol: Bristol Rovers Football Club. A fan of the club is called a “Gashead”.

14. “Glider”

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What it means normally: An aircraft without an engine.

What it means in Bristol: Cider.

15. “Propaganda”

What it means normally: Misleading information used to promote a political opinion.

What it means in Bristol: An alternative club night that has spread all over the country but originated in Bristol, and is a compulsory clubbing destination for every A-level student in the city.

16. “Jason Donovan”

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What it means normally: Singer and actor Jason Donovan.

What it means in Bristol: Jason Donervan. A kebab van situated on the triangle.

17. “Where’s it to?”

What it means normally: Err…nothing.

What it means in Bristol: “Where is the thing you’re talking about?”
(Will be met with very confused looks if used outside of Bristol.)

18. “In a bit”

What it means normally: A small period of time.

What it means in Bristol: “Goodbye.”

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