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24 Words That Mean Something Different In Sheffield

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1. Duck

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What it normally means: A bird that lives in the water.

What it means in Sheffield: A term of endearment, particularly favoured by bus drivers.

2. Spice

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What it normally means: Dry, colourful stuff in jars that makes your food taste better.

What it means in Sheffield: Sweets.

3. Love

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What it normally means: A strong feeling of affection.

What it means in Sheffield: What grown men call each other.

4. Manor

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What it normally means: Where a lord lives.

What it means in Sheffield: Definitely not where a lord lives.

5. The moor

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What it normally means: The wild and windy place where Heathcliff hangs out.

What it means in Sheffield: The home of the pound shop and Atkinsons.

6. Owls

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What it normally means: Nocturnal birds of prey.

What it means in Sheffield: Sheffield Wednesday.

7. Blades

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What it normally means: Sharp, pointy things.

What it means in Sheffield: Sheffield United.

8. Egg box

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What it normally means: A handy way of transporting your eggs.

What it means in Sheffield: That £9 million extension to the town hall that lasted all of 25 years before they couldn't stand it any more and knocked it down.

9. Mash

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What it normally means: Buttery, creamy potatoes.

What it means in Sheffield: The art of getting your tea from weak to strong.

10. Dee-Dar

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What it normally means: The noise a police car makes.

What it means in Sheffield: A home-grown Sheffielder.

11. Proper

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What it normally means: Behaving in a formal and correct way.

What it means in Sheffield: Very much so. "This pie-and-pea supper? Proper good."

12. Tea

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What it normally means: A hot beverage that makes everything better.

What it means in Sheffield: Your evening meal. Preferably eaten at about 5:30pm.

13. Dinner

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What it normally means: Your evening meal.

What it means in Sheffield: Your midday meal.

14. Hole in the road

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What it normally means: An annoying lapse in road maintenance which leads to broken suspension.

What it means in Sheffield: A subterranean shopping centre where you went as a kid to look at the fish.

15. While

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What it normally means: A period of time.

What it means in Sheffield: Until. As in: "Don't cross while the green man comes on."

16. Pot

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What it normally means: A cooking dish.

What it means in Sheffield: A plaster cast for healing broken bones.

17. Porter

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What it normally means: A dark and delicious beer.

What it means in Sheffield: A river that Sheffield dogs love to swim in.

18. Mucky duck

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What it normally means: A grubby water bird.

What it means in Sheffield: The late, great Black Swan.

19. Coals

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What it normally means: What you use to light a fire.

What it means in Sheffield: Where you go to buy your school uniform, haberdashery items, and soft furnishings.

20. Cocker

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What it normally means: A particularly adorable gundog.


What it means in Sheffield:
Our lord and saviour, the one and only Jarvis.

21. The Crucible

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What it normally means: Arthur Miller's Salem epic, which everyone read in school.

What it means in Sheffield: Where you go to watch the snooker.

22. Ski village

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What it normally means: A charming Alpine hamlet.

What it means in Sheffield: A leisure facility that burns down with alarming regularity.

23. The forum

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What it normally means: A site of spectacular historical interest in the heart of Rome.

What it means in Sheffield: Where you used to go to buy a bong, get your nipple pierced, or browse the rails at Freshmans.

24. The city built on seven hills

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What it normally means: Rome.

What it means in Sheffield: Home sweet home.

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