Mapped The UKs favourite slang words

first_imgIf you travelled the length and breadth of the UK, you’d be met by a huge variety of dialects and words.From the Cockney rhyming slang in parts of London and Scouse accents in Liverpool, to entirely different languages in parts of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Cornwall, there is incredible diversity in the way that British people speak.New data from Google Trends offers an insight into these regional variations. By looking at the most uniquely searched slang words in each city, we can see slang words that are only used in certain parts of the country.Localised slang words on the platform ranged from “snout” in Edinburgh, to “pony” in London and “rig” in Cardiff. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It was the only city where the most popular slang word was a name for its own location – or even any location at all.Every other slang word represented a verb or a noun, varying from “snout” for cigarette, “prannock” for idiot or “rig” for face. center_img Money-related slangTwo cities – Belfast and London – had money-themed slang as their most uniquely searched slang words. A “flim” in Belfast means £5, while Londoners use a “pony” to mean £25.While the true origin of a “pony” remains uncertain, some believe that – along with the phrase “monkey” for £500 – it came come from old Indian rupee banknotes which featured images images of animals.Brizzle or Bristol?Creatively, the key slang word for the people of Bristol is “Brizzle” – simply another way of saying the city’s name. last_img

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