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29 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning When You Live In Wales

“Where are you to?”

1. Butt.

What it normally means: Bum.

What it means in Wales: A good friend.

2. Lush.

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What it normally means: A chain of shops selling organic cosmetics.

What it means in Wales: Lovely.

3. “Now in a minute”.

What it normally means: “I will concentrate on what you are saying in a minute.”

What it means in Wales: The standard response when asked to do anything, even when you intend to do it immediately.

4. Buzzing.

What it normally means: The noise that bees make.

What it means in Wales: Unpleasant.

5. Chick.

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What it normally means: A baby chicken.

What it means in Wales: A female friend.

6. “Where you to?”

What it normally means: “Where are you going to?”

What it means in Wales: “Where are you currently?”

7. Tidy.

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What it normally means: Neat.

What it means in Wales: Good.

8. Drunk food.

What it normally means: Greasy food that you consume when drunk. Often includes pizza, chips or a kebab.

What it means in Wales: Chips covered in curry sauce.

9. “Isn’t it?”

What it normally means: “Is it not?”

What it means in Wales: “It is.”

10. Traffic.

What it normally means: Getting stuck behind slow-moving vehicles on a public highway.

What it means in Wales: Getting stuck behind slow-moving sheep on a public highway.

11. The internet.

What it normally means: A global computer network that provides information and communication facilities.

What it means in Wales: The only thing slower than getting stuck behind a tractor on a narrow road.

12. Rain.

What it normally means: Water condensed from atmospheric vapor that falls in drops.

What it means in Wales: The permanent state of the weather.

13. Bus.

What it normally means: A large motor vehicle that carries passengers by road.

What it means in Wales: A large motor vehicle that runs every seven hours and stalls more often than you knew was possible.

14. Trains.

What it normally means: A series of connected railway carriages that take you from one place to another.

What it means in Wales: A series of connected railway carriages that never run ever.

15. Half and Half.

What it normally means: An equal mixer of mild ale and bitter.

What it means in Wales: Half chips, half rice. What you eat your curry with.

16. Heart-break.

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What it normally means: The intense, emotional pain you feel after losing a loved one.

What it means in Wales: The intense, emotional pain you felt when Gavin and Charlotte ended.

17. Sunday.

What it normally means: The seventh day of the week and the day on which there is no post.

What it means in Wales: The seventh day of the week and the day on which nothing is open. Literally nothing.

18. Bus driver.

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What is normally means: A person you will rudely ignore.

What it means in Wales: A person you will greet upon entering the bus and thank upon exiting it.

19. Drive.

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What it normally means: To operate and control the direction of a motor vehicle.

What it means in Wales: What you call your bus driver.

20. “I won’t lie to you.”

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What it normally means: “I’m going to start being honest now.”

What it means in Wales: “I won’t lie to you, but I never really intended to anyway.”

21. Chopsy.

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What it normally means: A Chinese dish containing meat and eggs, cooked with bean sprouts, cabbage, and celery.

What it means in Wales: Cocky and talkative.

22. Sun burn.

What it normally means: Inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to sunlight.

What it means in Wales: What happens every time you leave the country.

23. Carrier bags.

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What it normally means: Plastic bags that you put your supermarket shopping in for free.

What it means in Wales: Bags that inexcusably cost 5p. You never need them because you have a Bag For Life.

24. Phone reception.

What it normally means: The signal strength received by mobile phones from their cellular network.

What it means in Wales: Something you aspire to have.

25. Reversing.

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What it normally means: Backing into a parking place.

What it means in Wales: What you will inevitably have to do for at least 10 minutes every time you meet another car on a country lane.

26. “Alright or what?”

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What it normally means: What someone says to start a fight with you.

What it means in Wales: “Hello.”

27. Welsh cakes.

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What it normally means: A Welsh food that kind of looks like a squished scone.

What it means in Wales: Tiny bites of heaven.

28. Summer.

What it normally means: The warmest season of the year.

What it means in Wales: The season in which the rain gets slightly less cold.

29. Rugby.

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What it normally means: A team game played with an oval ball that may be kicked, carried and passed between players.

What it means in Wales: Something England never wins.

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Tabatha Leggett is a senior writer for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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