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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...



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




What are you up to friend? E.g 'Wasson my cock', 'wasson, shag?



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:

Stop talking absolute rubbish!



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


Me 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.'



Friend/mate E.g ‘Alright Pard'


Right on:

Informal way of saying goodbye. E.g ‘Right on my cock!'






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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