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26 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Yorkshire

Aloe, Vera!

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2. "Aloe vera"

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What it means everywhere else: Plant species of North African origin, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used in skin lotions and for treating burns.

What it means in Yorkshire: How you greet folk named Vera.

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6. "Duck"

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What it means everywhere else: Wild, web-footed swimming birds, native to the lakes and ponds of Britain.

What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don't know (when you're in Sheffield).

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13. "Snicket"

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What it means everywhere else: Young adult-fiction author Lemony Snicket, aka writer Daniel Handler.

What it means in Yorkshire: A public passage between two houses. Also known as a ginnel.

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24. "Twerk"

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What it means everywhere else: A type of dancing in which an individual dances to music in a sexually provocative manner with thrusting hip movements.

What it means in Yorkshire: Where Yorkshire folk go Monday to Friday, 9–5pm.