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21 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning If You Grew Up In Lincolnshire

Get your plum bread and Poacher cheese ready.

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1. "Yellow Belly"

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What it usually means: You coward!

What it means in Lincolnshire: Lincolnshire folk, and we're proud of it too.

2. "Lincolnshire Sausage"

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What it usually means: Herby sausages made in Lincolnshire.

What it means in Lincolnshire: THE sausage.

3. "Flat"

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What it usually means: A pretty small living space, often called "apartments" by estate agents.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The land. The Fens are known for being super flat, making it great for running and cycling.

4. "Plum Bread"

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What it usually means: A baked treat your Nan might make.

What it means in Lincolnhire: THE bread, and you have to eat it with Poacher Cheese.

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5. "Steep"

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What it usually means: A pretty sharp incline, or something that's ridiculously overpriced.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Lincoln's mountain of a street you have to climb to reach the Cathedral Quarter – but don't worry, there's pubs and a proper, old-fashioned sweet shop on the way up.

6. "Barons"

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What it usually means: A man of nobility.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The 25 characters dotted around Lincoln for the Magna Carta's 800th anniversary, including "Steampunk Baron", "1960s Baron" and, of course, "Yellow Belly Baron".

8. "Christmas Market"

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What it usually means: A festive place to visit for crafty gifts and mulled wine.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Four days of pure Christmas excitement and thousands of tourists in Lincoln's historic city centre.

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9. "Poacher"

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What it usually means: People who hunt animals illegally.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Cheese! All of the Cheese!

10. "Fresh Air"

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What it usually means: Going outside to have a minute.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The unique scent of the countryside or the salty sea air from the coast. Either way, it smells like home.

12. "Red"

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What it usually means: A colour.

What it means in Lincolnshire: COWS!

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13. "Tractor"

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What it usually means: A necessary vehicle for farmers.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The thing you get stuck behind every time you make a journey on a B road.

14. "Success"

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What it usually means: Achieving something, and feeling proud about it.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Getting to your destination across the county without getting stuck behind a tractor.

15. "O"

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What it usually means: A letter in the alphabet.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The letter Grimbarians add to abbreviated words. For example, Cleethorpes Boating Lake. "Are we off down Boato?" "Yeah, deffo!"

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19. "Meggies"

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What it usually means: A fun little nickname for someone named Meg.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Cleethorpes, as in "Let's go down Meggies!"

21. "Staycation"

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What it usually means: Having a cheap holiday in the UK.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Actually wanting to holiday at home because there is so much to see and do, and because we have amazing food.