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, Codheid
Colliers (a former mining community), Dingles (by people from Sheffield) [1 ]
Barrow in Furness Barrovian, Shipbuilder
Brummie [2 ]
Black Country Yam Yam,
Ninehead [3 ]
Blackburn The unchosen ones
Sand grown 'un, Donkey Lasher [4 ]
Bramley (West Yorkshire) Villager
Bristol Ciderheads, Bristolian
Britons, [5 ] British, [5 ] Britisher, Limeys in Canada and the United States, [6 ] Pommys in Australia and New Zealand. [7 ]
Burnley Burnleyites. For a derogatory term there is 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)
Doncaster Glory Holer
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, [12 ] 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
[13 ] Keelie, [14 ] [15 ] [16 ] Weegie, [17 ]
Grimsby Grimbarian, Cod Head (after the fishing port in Grimsby)
Also used as name for alumni of Guisborough Grammar School and Prior Pursglove College. [18 ]
Monkey Hanger or Poolie or Hartlepudlian [19 ]
Kingston upon Hull Hullensian, Hullian
Ipswich Twelve Toes, Tractor Boys
Isle of Wight Caulkhead (named after the caulking of boats)
Lancashire Lancastrian; Yonner (specifically south-eastern Lancashire)
Leodensian (as heard in the song "I Predict a Riot" by [20 ] The Kaiser Chiefs).
Leicester Rat-eye (from the Roman name for the city: Ratae), Chisits (from the pronunciation of "how much is it," which sounds like "I'm a chisit"); Foxes
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) [22 ]
[23 ] Scouse or Scouser, Mickey Mouse [24 ] [25 ] Antonyms
Plastic Scouser: a person who purports to be from Liverpool, but is not.
Woolyback, or Wool: anyone not from Liverpool, but in particular refers to people living in the surrounding towns such as [26 ] Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Warrington, Widnes, Wigan and St Helens. [27 ] [28 ]
London Limey, Londoner, Del Boy, Shandy, Cockney (East End)
Luton Lutonian, Hatter
Manchester Mancunian, Manc/Mank
Mansfield Scabs, The Stags.
Melton Mowbray Meltonian
Smoggie, an abbreviation of [29 ] Smog Monster [30 ]
Milton Keynes Cattle, Plastic Cow-Jockey, Thief (reference to the transfer of
Wimbledon football club to Milton Keynes).
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, Pompeyite
Rotherham Rotherhamer, Chuckle Brother (named after t'local legends
Royston, Hertfordshire Crows
Scotland Scottie, Jocks
Mac, Sweaties, Scotch (slightly xenophobic) [35 ]
Sheffield Sheffielder. Dee daa.
South Shields Sand dancer
Southampton Mush, Scummer (used by people from Portsmouth)
Southern England Southerner, Southern Fairy, Shandy Drinkers
Stoke-on-Trent Potter, Clay Head, Stokie, Jug Head
Stockport Stopfordian, Stoconian
Mackem [38 ]
Swansea Jack, Swansea Jack
Tarbert, Loch Fyne Dooker (named after
guillemot and razorbill, sea-birds once a popular food among Tarbert natives)
Teesside Smoggie, 'Borough Boys (after Middlesbrough)
Wales Taff (slightly xenophobic),
Taffy , Trog [39 ]
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)
Whitehaven Marra, Jam Eater
Wigan Pie-eater, Purrer, Woolyback, 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)
^ "Chelmsford residents are known as Chelmsfordians". www.famouswhy.com. 20 October 2010 . Retrieved 15 July 2014.
^ "MOST Crawley residents have probably, at some time, referred to the town by its well-known nickname – Creepy Crawley". Thisissussex.co.uk. 20 October 2010 . Retrieved 9 June 2014.
^ "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
^ Harley, Shaun (2007-10-16). ". BBC News 'I was made in Middlesbrough '" . Retrieved 2010-09-29.
^ Milward, Richard (2010-01-28). ". Guardian News and Media Limited 'Tonight I'm a rock'n'roll scribe: Attack of the slightly slurring smog monster '" . Retrieved 2011-08-27.
^ "gog", ( Partridge, Dalzell & Victor 2007, pp. 295)
^ "Paisley Buddies - Paisley Scotland". Paisley.org.uk. 6 April 2014 . Retrieved 9 June 2014.
^ 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)
^ "What makes a Stroudie?". BBC.
^ "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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