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

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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"

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.
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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.

5. "Steep"

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.
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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".

7. "Hide and Seek"

What it usually means: A game you play as kids.What it means in Lincolnshire: A game you play with the tiny mythical imp of Lincoln Cathedral. Look at his cheeky face!
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What it usually means: A game you play as kids.

What it means in Lincolnshire: A game you play with the tiny mythical imp of Lincoln Cathedral. Look at his cheeky face!

8. "Christmas Market"

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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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.

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.

11. "Sky"

What it usually means: The blue thing you can see over buildings.What it means in Lincolnshire: The giant blue thing overlooking beautiful scenery. People LOVE Lincolnshire's big skies.
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What it usually means: The blue thing you can see over buildings.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The giant blue thing overlooking beautiful scenery. People LOVE Lincolnshire's big skies.

12. "Red"

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What it usually means: A colour.

What it means in Lincolnshire: COWS!

13. "Tractor"

My #Photograph of the day 'A Farmers life' tractor out on the #lincolnshire #wolds love this ;-)

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"

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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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!"

16. "Lob"

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What it usually means: A cute hair style.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Throwing something, as in "I'm gonna lob this computer out the window in a minute!"

17. "Beale"

What it usually means: The ultimate Eastenders icon: Ian Beale.What it means in Lincolnshire: Crying your eyes out, as in "Look at him, he's bealing!"
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What it usually means: The ultimate Eastenders icon: Ian Beale.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Crying your eyes out, as in "Look at him, he's bealing!"

18. "Tate"

What it usually means: The name of famous art galleries.What it means in Lincolnshire: Potatoes. Sometimes pronounced "taytee".
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What it usually means: The name of famous art galleries.

What it means in Lincolnshire: Potatoes. Sometimes pronounced "taytee".

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!"

20. "Vegas"

What it usually means: Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world.What it means in Lincolnshire: The one and only SkegVegas! AKA Skegness.
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What it usually means: Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world.

What it means in Lincolnshire: The one and only SkegVegas! AKA Skegness.

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.