Ten things you won't know about Cornwall unless you're from here

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Bit of afternoon fun. Ten things you may not know about Cornwall if you’re not from here.


1. When a job needs doing it’ll be done ‘Dreckly’ which probably means never at all.

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2. Still if you are lucky and the work is completed within a reasonable timescale it’ll be a “Proper job”

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3. The result will ‘Bleddy ansome’.

4. ‘Wasson?’ means What’s on? In other words ‘What’s happening?’).

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5. It’s Cornish pahhh-sty (not pasty).

6. When something’s good it’s ‘Right on’.

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7. Cornish women are either ‘Maids’ or ‘burds’.

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8. Trago Mills, is a Cornish institution and the county’s equivalent to Harrods or Selfridges. You’ll find anything you want there and incredibly cheap.

9. Although you’ll probably be asked by the sales staff: ‘Do you wan it or no?’

10. And finally when going somewhere , drop the ‘to’ as in ‘Going Truro’ ‘Over Penryn’

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