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10 Cornish Words I didn't realise were Cornish until I left Cornwall...

When I left St. Ives to go to University, it was only after getting asked 'what do you mean dreckly?' That I came to realise that this was a word unique to Cornwall, this blew my mind! In light of the new posters we have just launched (pre order now and get 10% off!) I thought I would do a round up of a few of my favourite Cornish words...

 

Dreckly:

[dreck-lee]
A unspecified time in the future, it's likely that this time may never actually come. E.g 'I’ll get that done dreckly'

 

 

Wasson:

[wazz-on]
What are you up to friend? E.g 'Wasson my cock', 'wasson, shag?

 

Crib:

[Krib]
A mid morning break for a snack. Derived from the word Cornish miners used to describe the meal they took underground with them, now more commonly used by builders/decorators within Cornwall.

 

Giss on:

[gizz-onn]
Stop talking absolute rubbish!

 

Maid:

[meid]
Used to describe a Cornish female. This can be a girl or a girlfriend. E.g 'What a lovely Cornish maid!'

 

Me ansum:

[mee-ansum]
Commonly used as an affectionate way to greet a friend, more commonly men but not exclusively. Loosely derived from English term 'my handsome' E.g 'Alreet me ansum.'

 

Pard:

[parrd]
Friend/mate E.g ‘Alright Pard'

 

Right on:

[righde-on]
Informal way of saying goodbye. E.g ‘Right on my cock!'

 

Zackley:

[zackly]
Exactly.

 

Heller:

[ell-er]
A naughty child or individual may be described as a heller. E.g ’She is being a right Heller!'

 

Have a go at using just a couple of these today and let us know which one you would like to see on a print/poster next. Buy our dreckly poster now, framed or unframed and receive 10% off. Right on my cock!

 

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