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    16 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Edinburgh

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    1. "Juice"

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    What it usually means: A healthy breakfast drink made of fruit extract.

    What it means in Edinburgh: A fizzy drink.

    2. "Messages"

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    What it usually means: Pieces of written communication.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Grocery shopping. For example, "Ah'm jist aff tae get my messages."

    3. "Reeking"

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    What it usually means: Smelling really bad.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Being really drunk.

    4. "Chum"

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    What it usually means: A good friend.

    What it means in Edinburgh: To accompany. For example, "Gonnae chum me tae the pictures?"

    5. "Bunker"

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    What it usually means: A war-time bomb shelter.

    What it means in Edinburgh: A worktop or sideboard. For example, "Pit it oan the bunker in the scullery."

    6. "Barry"

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    What it usually means: A man's name. For instance, that bloke from the Cillit Bang commercials.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Fantastic.

    7. "Ben"

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    What it usually means: Another man's name. For instance, the star of Gigli.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Inside. For example, "'Mon ben the hoose: you're warming the street."

    8. "Shan"

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    What it usually means: An ethnic group from southeast Asia.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Bad, terrible, disappointing. For example, "What you done was shan."

    9. "Press"

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    What it usually means: Journalists, viewed collectively.


    What it means in Edinburgh:
    A recessed cupboard.

    10. "Raj"

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    What it usually means: An Indian king or ruler.

    What it means in Edinburgh: Crazy and uncontrollable.

    11. "Bucket"

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    What it usually means: Something you store water in.

    What it means in Edinburgh: A rubbish bin. For example, "Stick that flyer in the bucket."

    12. "Chore"

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    What it usually means: A task you don't want to do.

    What it means in Edinburgh: To steal.

    13. "Ken"

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    What it usually means: Barbie's boyfriend.

    What it means in Edinburgh: To know something. For example, "Ken whit I mean?"

    14. "Close"

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    What it usually means: To shut something.

    What it means in Edinburgh: The spookiest street in the known universe.

    15. "Shot"

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    What it usually means: To take a bullet.

    What it means in Edinburgh: To try something or have a go. For example, "Gies a shot of yer new bike, ya bam."

    16. "Festival"

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    What it usually means: A three-day long music event, usually involving mud.

    What it means in Edinburgh: An entire month spent fighting your way through crowds of people who just won't leave.

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