This article's factual accuracy is . disputed (May 2008)
, for example, residents of United Kingdom has many nicknames for residents of its countries, cities and regions Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians or Scousers. Some of these names are a badge of pride, in other cases they can be considered offensive.
or simply A Don
Arbroath Red Lichtie or Lichtie
Colliers (a former mining community), Dingles (A reference used by other places in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster) to the supposed high amounts of inbreeding within Barnsley and the similarities to the family on Emmerdale.) [1 ]
Brummie [2 ]
Black Country Yam Yam,
Ninehead [3 ]
Sandgronian, Donkey Lasher [4 ]
Bristol Ciderheads, Bristolian
Brighton Brightonians, Gay Boys (due to the LGBT nightlife in the town)
Britons, [5 ] British, [5 ] Britisher, Limeys in Canada and the United States, [6 ] Pommys in Australia and New Zealand. [7 ]
Burnley Dingles, a reference to Burnley's proximity to Yorkshire and the family from the TV soap opera
Emmerdale (normally used by people from Blackburn, Preston and other parts of Lancashire)
Chesterfield Cestrefeldian, Spireite.
Colchester Colcestrian, Colchie, Roman, Camuloonie, Steamie, Castler. Cross'n'Crowner (after Colchester's coat of arms).
Cornwall Cornish, Kernowick, Merry-Jack, Mera-Jack, Uncle Jack or Cousin Jack (when abroad)
Cranfield Fr.Damien, Gummy bear, Mountain Fakoor (Dummy version)
Dundee Dundonian, Coagie
Durham Posh Geordie, Pitt Yakker (due to Durham's mining heritage)
Edinburgh Edinbronian, Edinburger, Edinbourgeois, Edin, The Burgh, Edinbugger, Embra
England Sassenach, Red Coat, Inglish,
Nigel, Guffie, (in Northeast Scotland), Sais, [11 ] Englandshire (in Scotland), The Shire (in Scotland).
Essex Essex Calf (archaic), Eastie, Essexer, Esser, wideboys, Saxon, slags,
Scimitars (from the County Arms)
Forest of Dean Forester
[12 ] Keelie, [13 ] [14 ] [15 ] Weegie, [16 ]
Grimsby Cod Head (after the fishing port in Grimsby)
Also used as name for alumni of Guisborough Grammar School and Prior Pursglove College. [17 ]
Monkey Hanger or Poolie [18 ]
Kingston upon Hull Hullensian
Ipswich Twelve Toes
Isle of Wight Caulkhead (named after the caulking of boats)
Jersey Bean, (
Crapaud, meaning "toad" in French)
Lancashire Lancastrian; Yonner (specifically south-eastern Lancashire)
Leodensian (as heard in the song "I Predict a Riot" by [19 ] The Kaiser Chiefs).
Leicester Rat-eye (from the Roman name for the city: Ratae), Chisits (from the pronunciation of "how much is it", when shopping in Skegness)
[; Foxes ] citation needed
Leicestershire Beanbelly (from the eating of broad beans)
Leigh Lobbygobbler, Leyther
Yellow belly (after a species of frog common in the Lincolnshire and East Anglian Fens) [21 ]
[22 ] Scouse or Scouser, Mickey Mouse [23 ] [24 ] Antonyms
Plastic Scouser: a person who purports to be from Liverpool, but is not.
Woolyback: anyone not from Liverpool, but in particular refers to people living in the surrounding towns such as [25 ] Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes, Wigan, and St Helens. [26 ] [27 ]
Cockney [28 ] Londoner, Del Boy, Shandy [29 ]
Luton Lutonian, Hatter
Manchester Mancunian, Manc
Mansfield Scabs, The Stags.
Melton Mowbray Meltonian
Smoggie, an abbreviation of [30 ] Smog Monster [31 ]
Milton Keynes Cattle, Plastic Cow-Jockey
Neath Abbey-Jack, blacks, black-jacks.
Geordie, Novocastrian, Magpie, Mag
Northern England Northerner, Northern Monkey, Northcountryman
North Wales Gog
Norwich Carrot Cruncher, Country Bumpkin, Norfolk Dumpling, Norvician
Nottingham Nottinghamian, Bogger
Nuneaton Codder, Treacletowner
Oldham Yonner (from Oldham pronunciation of 'yonder' as in 'up yonner')
Peterhead Bluemogganer, Blue-Tooner
Janner. Originally a person who spoke with a Devon accent, [33 ] now simply any [34 ] West Countryman. In naval slang, this is specifically a person from [33 ] Plymouth. [34 ]
Portsmouth Pompey, Pomponian, Plastic Cockney/Skate
Scotland Scottie, Jocks
Mac, Sweaties [35 ]
South Shields Sand dancer
Southampton Mush, Scummer (used by people from Portsmouth)
Southern England Southerner, Southern Shandy, Shandy Drinkers
Stoke-on-Trent Potter, Clay Head, Stokie, Jug Head
Stockport Stopfordian, Stoconian
Mackem [37 ]
Swansea Jack, Swansea Jack
Tarbert, Loch Fyne Dooker (named after
guillemot and razorbill, sea-birds once a popular food among Tarbert natives)
Wales Taff (slightly xenophobic),
Taffy [38 ] [, Trog ] citation needed [ ] citation needed
Warrington Wire, Wirepuller (after the local wire industry),
Westhoughton Keawyeds (Cowheads, after local legend)
West Riding of Yorkshire Wessie (in other parts of Yorkshire)
Weymouth and Portland Kimberlin (Portland name for a person from Weymouth)
Wigan Pie-eater, Purrer, Wiganer
Workington Jam Eater
Yorkshire Tyke, Yorkie, Yorkshireman
See also [ edit ]
Citations [ edit ]
^ "tyke", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 674)
^ "Brummie", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 95)
^ "Wolverhampton researches Black Country dialect". The Guardian. 2003-01-27 . Retrieved 2010-10-03.
^ Viner, Brian (11 April 2001). "Welcome to fabulous Las Blackpool, Lancashire". independent.co.uk . Retrieved 29 September 2010.
^ a b "Brit", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 92)
^ "limey", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 401)
^ "pommy", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 506–507)
^ . Gaelic Society of Inverness. p. 97 Transactions of the Gaelic Society . Retrieved 2010-09-30.
^ "Cardi", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 119)
^ "Sassenach", ( Robinson 1985, pp. 581)
^ a b Adrian Room (2003). Placenames of the world: origins and meanings of the names for over 5000 natural features, countries, capitals, territories, cities, and historic sites. McFarland. p. 426. ISBN 978-0-7864-1814-5.
^ . Books.google.co.uk Resistance in James Kelman’s 'How ... - Google Books . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ "Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Nicknames". Bartleby.com . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ "keelie", ( Robinson 1985, pp. 335)
^ Payam Zarrabizadeh. "Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Glasgow, Scotland". Peter Greenberg . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ "Old Guisborian 7793". Guisborough Freemasons . Retrieved 2011-09-05.
^ "The Hartlepool Monkey, Who hung the monkey?". This is Hartlepool . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ "Loiner", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 406)
^ Evans, Arthur Benoni (1881) Leicestershire Words, Phrases, and Proverbs; enlarged edition, edited by Sebastian Evans. London: N. Trübner for English Dialect Society; p. 101
^ "Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Nicknames". Bartleby.com . Retrieved 2010-09-30.
^ Cambridge Dictionaries Online, Liverpudlian
^ Fazakerley, p. 24
^ "Mickey Mouse" - rhyming slang for "Scouse", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 429)
^ www.allwords.com, Plastic Scouser
^ www.Slang.org.uk, Woolyback
^ www.allwords.com, Woolyback
^ "Cockney", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 151)
^ Hotten, John Camden (1859). "Cockney". . p. 22. A Dictionary of Modern Slang, Cant and Vulgar Words Cockney: a native of London. An ancient nickname implying effeminacy, used by the oldest English writers, and derived from the imaginary fool's paradise, or lubberland, Cockaygne.
^ Harley, Shaun (2007-10-16). "'I was made in Middlesbrough'". BBC News . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ Milward, Richard (2010-01-28). "'Tonight I'm a rock'n'roll scribe: Attack of the slightly slurring smog monster'". Guardian News and Media Limited . Retrieved 2011-08-27.
^ "gog", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 295)
^ a b "janner", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 363)
^ a b Cyril Tawney (1987). "Glossary". Grey funnel lines: traditional song & verse of the Royal Navy, 1900–1970. Taylor & Francis. p. 167. ISBN 978-0-7102-1270-2.
^ "jock", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 369)
^ "Scunthonian", ( BBC 2002)
^ "Quiz: How Much of a Mackem are YOU?". Sunderland Echo. 2009-01-04 . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ "taff", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 369)
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