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    21 Words That Have A Completely Different Meaning In Cardiff

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    1. "Is it?"

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    What it normally means: "Is that correct?"

    What it means in Cardiff: "Yes, I understand what you're saying there."

    2. "The Prince of Wales"

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    What it normally means: Charles, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II.

    What it means in Cardiff: A Wetherspoons pub where everyone gets steaming drunk off pitchers of Woo Woo before a night out.

    3. "Baddie"

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    What it normally means: A wrongdoer, villain, or evil character.

    What it means in Cardiff: A cut knee, sore finger, or any other injury for which you desperately want a Disney plaster.

    4. "Greggs"

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    What it normally means: A bakery that you might occasionally visit to buy a loaf of bread or a doughnut.

    What it means in Cardiff: A prime lunchtime location, heaving with queues and filled with the feverish anticipation of that daily Steak Bake. Itsu who?

    5. "Butty"

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    What it normally means: A chip or bacon-filled sandwich.

    What it means in Cardiff: A friend. As in, "ALRIIIIGHT BUTTY?" (bellowed across St Mary's Street).

    6. "Hanging"

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    What it normally means: Chilling out or hungover.

    What it means in Wales: Unattractive or disgusting. YCH A FI.

    7. "Keeping up with the Joneses"

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    What it normally means: Keeping up with the figurative neighbours.

    What it means in Cardiff: Keeping up with the literal neighbours.

    8. "Barry Island"

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    What it normally means: A place made famous by Gavin & Stacey, only visited by those who want to see where the show was filmed.

    What it means in Cardiff: A place you actually spent a lot of your childhood, paddling in sub-zero waters, eating 99s, and enjoying some of the world's most rickety-looking fairground rides.

    9. "I'm not being funny"

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    What it normally means: "I'm not making a joke, by the way."

    What it means in Cardiff: "I'm about to make a bitchy and/or angry comment which could never be misconstrued as a joke, FYI."

    10. "Daps"

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    What it normally means: A niche term used in fishing.

    What it means in Cardiff: Primary school P.E. shoes. As in, "Aww Miss I've forgotten my daps again."

    11. "By there"

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    What it normally means: Next to there.

    What it means in Cardiff: There. Obviously.

    12. "Posh"

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    What it normally means: Upper class, privileged.

    What it means in Cardiff: From Penarth.

    13. "Scram"

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    What it normally means: To get out of somewhere quickly.

    What it means in Cardiff: A scratch.

    14. "Drive"

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    What it normally means: To operate a motor vehicle.

    What it means in Cardiff: The default name for any person operating a bus. Expect a chorus of "Thanks Drive!" as everyone gets off at their stop.

    15. "Where you to?"

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    What it normally means: "Whereabouts are you heading?"

    What it means in Cardiff: "Where are you right now?"

    16. "Up north"

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    What it normally means: Anywhere above Birmingham.

    What it means in Cardiff: Anywhere above Aber. A mysterious place, where there might actually be magic castles and dragons. And Bangor.

    17. "Tamping"

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    What it normally means: To pack something down tightly.

    What it means in Cardiff: Absolutely bloody furious. As in, "I'M TAMPIN', I AM".

    18. "Year"

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    What it normally means: The time taken for the earth to travel around the sun.

    What it means in Cardiff: "Here". Often preceded with "By", of course.

    19. "Half 'n' half"

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    What it normally means: A mixture of mild ale and bitter.

    What it means in Cardiff: Half a portion of rice and half a portion of chips, frequently ordered with a curry. Don't pretend you're not jealous.

    20. St David's"

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    What it normally means: Belonging to the patron saint of Wales, or a tiny city in Pembrokeshire.

    What it means in Cardiff: A shopping centre which, along with the ever-so-fancy St David's 2, makes Cardiff the best shopping destination EVER.

    21. "Sheep"

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    What it normally means: An animal found in vast numbers throughout the whole of Wales.

    What it means in Cardiff: An animal found in vast number across the rest of Wales. We see them about once a year on our annual drive to the Brecon Beacons.

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