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14 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Wolverhampton

"Night out at Blast Off, anyone?"

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1. "Blast off"

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What it usually means: The moment a rocket leaves its launchpad.

What it means in Wolverhampton: A Civic Hall Saturday night staple. Typically involves drinking Red Stripe, dancing to Duran Duran, and getting off with a someone who may well be your cousin.

4. "Wolves"

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What it means usually: A pack of wild mammals.

What it means in Wolverhampton: The city's sporting pride and joy, and the place dreams go to die. One-time football club of local legend Steve Bull.

5. "Lighthouse"

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What it usually means: A tower containing a beacon light to guide ships at sea.

What it means in Wolverhampton: An independent cinema where hipsters hang out on a Friday.

8. "Tramp"

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What it usually means: A homeless person.

What it means in Wolverhampton: A locally celebrity called Józef Stawinoga who lived in a tent on the ring road and had a bronze statue elected in his honour.

14. "Staycation"

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What it usually means: An economic and fashionable holiday in which you enjoy the comforts of home rather than travelling elsewhere.

What it means in Wolverhampton: N/A.

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