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22 Words You Literally Don't Understand Unless You're From Cardiff

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1. "The Magic Roundabout"

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What other people think it means: A wacky kids’ TV show featuring a rabbit named after Bob Dylan.

What people from Cardiff know it means: A wacky road junction featuring sculptures made out of road signs.

2. "Errr"

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What other people think it means: The noise you make when you’re deciding on something.

What people from Cardiff know it means: How you refer to a woman. FYI, it's “im” for men.

3. "The Bay"

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What other people think it means: Where the land curves inwards by the sea.

What people from Cardiff know it means: Cardiff Bay: Where you go when you’re feeling fancy.

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4. "Town"

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What other people think it means: A built-up area that's bigger than a village but smaller than a city.

What people from Cardiff know it means: The middle of Cardiff. As in, “Are you going up town today?”

5. "Live Lounge"

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What other people think it means: A BBC Radio 1 show featuring acoustic performances by various musicians.

What people from Cardiff know it means: One of the few bars in Cardiff that's open until 4am – the drunken reveller’s last-chance saloon.

6. "Match day"

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What other people think it means: A day to avoid going up town.


What people from Cardiff know it means:
A day to go up town and get completely STEAMING.

8. "St David’s"

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What other people think it means: A Pembrokeshire city with a population of fewer than 2,000.

What people from Cardiff know it means: A shopping centre with a Saturday population of about 10 million.

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9. "The Capitol"

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What other people think it means: The official government of Panem in The Hunger Games.

What people from Cardiff know it means: A once-great shopping centre, which is now slightly overshadowed by St David’s 2.

11. "Lloyds"

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What other people think it means: A bank.

What people from Cardiff know it means: The Crockerton, aka a great place to get drunk.

12. "The Prince of Wales"

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What other people think it means: Elizabeth II’s heir.

What people from Cardiff know it means: Another excellent place to get drunk.

13. "Soda"

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What other people think it means: A carbonated drink.

What people from Cardiff know it means: Yep, that would be another bar.

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14. "Pop"

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What other people think it means: An explosive sound.

What people from Cardiff know it means: A carbonated drink.

15. "Bluebirds"

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What other people think it means: A type of bird.

What people from Cardiff know it means: Cardiff City Football Club (even during that awkward phase where their kit went red).

16. "Devils"

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What other people think it means: Evil spirits.

What people from Cardiff know it means: Cardiff’s ice hockey team, with a swanky new home in the Bay.

17. "Summer"

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What other people think it means: The time of year for cloudless skies and sunshine.

What people from Cardiff know it means: The time of year when it rains a tiny bit less.

18. "Winter"

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What other people think it means: The time of year for sledging through the snow.

What people from Cardiff know it means: The time of year when it rains a bit more.

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19. "Umbrella"

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What other people think it means: The thing you take out when it’s raining.

What people from Cardiff know it means: The thing you take out every. damn. day.

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