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22 Words That Take On A Whole New Meaning In Cornwall

"Proper job."

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1. "My lover"

What it usually means: How you refer to the person you are having sex with.What it means in Cornwall: How you refer to literally anybody.
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What it usually means: How you refer to the person you are having sex with.

What it means in Cornwall: How you refer to literally anybody.

2. "Proper job"

What it usually means: What your mother wants you to get instead of joining a band.What it means in Cornwall: Something good has happened.
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What it usually means: What your mother wants you to get instead of joining a band.

What it means in Cornwall: Something good has happened.

3. "Handsome"

What it usually means: An attractive person or thing.What it means in Cornwall: Something good has happened.
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What it usually means: An attractive person or thing.

What it means in Cornwall: Something good has happened.

4. "Foreigner"

What it usually means: Somebody from another country.What it means in Cornwall: Somebody from a different part of the same country. Possibly from the next village over.
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What it usually means: Somebody from another country.

What it means in Cornwall: Somebody from a different part of the same country. Possibly from the next village over.

5. "The big city"

What it usually means: A big city.What it means in Cornwall: Truro.
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What it usually means: A big city.

What it means in Cornwall: Truro.

6. "Directly"

What it usually means: With stopping or changing direction; immediately.What it means in Cornwall: Something will happen at some time, maybe. e.g. "See you dreckly."
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What it usually means: With stopping or changing direction; immediately.

What it means in Cornwall: Something will happen at some time, maybe. e.g. "See you dreckly."

7. "Traffic"

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What it usually means: Large numbers of cars on the road.

What it means in Cornwall: Large numbers of cows on the road.

8. "Learn"

What it usually means: To be taught something.What it means in Cornwall: To teach something.
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What it usually means: To be taught something.

What it means in Cornwall: To teach something.

9. "Summer"

What it usually means: Season characterised by hot weather, cloudless skies and bright sunshine.What it means in Cornwall: Season characterised by slightly warmer rain.
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What it usually means: Season characterised by hot weather, cloudless skies and bright sunshine.

What it means in Cornwall: Season characterised by slightly warmer rain.

10. "Party"

What it usually means: A fun, celebratory gathering.What it means in Cornwall: A young woman.
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What it usually means: A fun, celebratory gathering.

What it means in Cornwall: A young woman.

11. "Hanging"

What it usually means: Being suspended from something above.What it means in Cornwall: Feeling really rough. e.g. "Oooh, I feel hanging today."
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What it usually means: Being suspended from something above.

What it means in Cornwall: Feeling really rough. e.g. "Oooh, I feel hanging today."

12. "E"

What it usually means: The fifth letter of the alphabet.What it means in Cornwall: You/he/she/basically anything.
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What it usually means: The fifth letter of the alphabet.

What it means in Cornwall: You/he/she/basically anything.

13. "Jumping"

What it usually means: Propelling yourself into the air with your legs.What it means in Cornwall: Being really pissed off. e.g. "I couldn't believe 'e said that, I was jumping."
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What it usually means: Propelling yourself into the air with your legs.

What it means in Cornwall: Being really pissed off. e.g. "I couldn't believe 'e said that, I was jumping."

14. "Public transport"

What it usually means: Widely available mass transit infrastructure.What it means in Cornwall: That possibly mythical bus that turns up once a month.
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What it usually means: Widely available mass transit infrastructure.

What it means in Cornwall: That possibly mythical bus that turns up once a month.

15. "Diddy"

What it usually means: American rapper, real name Sean Combs.What it means in Cornwall: Did you/did he/did she? e.g. "Likun, diddy?"
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What it usually means: American rapper, real name Sean Combs.

What it means in Cornwall: Did you/did he/did she? e.g. "Likun, diddy?"

16. "Mobile phone"

What it usually means: A vital communication tool that you have with you at all times.What it means in Cornwall: Decorative object of no practical use.
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What it usually means: A vital communication tool that you have with you at all times.

What it means in Cornwall: Decorative object of no practical use.

17. "Zed"

What it usually means: The last letter of the alphabet.What it means in Cornwall: Said.
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What it usually means: The last letter of the alphabet.

What it means in Cornwall: Said.

18. "Edge"

What it usually means: A border at which a surface terminates.What it means in Cornwall: A hedge.
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What it usually means: A border at which a surface terminates.

What it means in Cornwall: A hedge.

19. "Cider"

What it usually means: Strongbow.What it means in Cornwall: Anything but Strongbow.
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What it usually means: Strongbow.

What it means in Cornwall: Anything but Strongbow.

20. "Pasty"

What it usually means: Some sort of savoury pastry thing that is definitely not a proper pasty.What it means in Cornwall: The food of the gods.
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What it usually means: Some sort of savoury pastry thing that is definitely not a proper pasty.

What it means in Cornwall: The food of the gods.

21. "Pasty"

What it usually means: Some sort of savoury pastry thing that is definitely not a proper pasty.What it means in Cornwall: Overtook you on the road. e.g. "Pasty, diddy?"
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What it usually means: Some sort of savoury pastry thing that is definitely not a proper pasty.

What it means in Cornwall: Overtook you on the road. e.g. "Pasty, diddy?"

22. "Devon"

What it usually means: A charming, beautiful county in the southwest of England.What it means in Cornwall: The worst place on earth.
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What it usually means: A charming, beautiful county in the southwest of England.

What it means in Cornwall: The worst place on earth.