List of British regional nicknames

List of British regional nicknames

As with most countries, the United Kingdom has many nicknames for residents of its cities and regions. For example, residents of 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.

; Aberdeen : Aberdonian, Sheepshagger [offensive, used most often by scots who aren't from Aberdeen] ; Barnsley : Dingles [offensive, mostly used by the people of Sheffield] ; Birkenhead: Plastic Scouser, Plazzie [offensive, the term is used for people who pretend to be scousers or for having an over the top scouse accent. It is sometimes used to refer to residents of Runcorn and Widnes for the same reasons.] ; Bristol : Brizzle; Birmingham : Brummie; Black Country : Yam-Yam; Burnley : Dingle; Caithness : Gallach; Camborne (Cornwall) : Merry-Jack, Mera-Jack; Cardiff : Cardiffian, Kairdiffian; Ceredigion : Cardi; Cheshire : Cestrian; Chesterfield : Cestrefeldrian, Chessie Whipper; Cornwall: Chuff, Emmett (for people not from Cornwall); Darwen : Darrener; Devon : Crawler; Dundee : Dundonian, Coagie; Edinburgh : Edinbronian, Edinbugger, Edinbourgeois, Edin, The Burgh; England : Sassenach, Nigel, Guffie (in Northeast Scotland), Sais, Englisch; Fraserburgh : Brocher; Glasgow : Keelie, Weegie,Weedgie, Soap-dodger; Grimsby : Codhead, Grimbarian ; Guernsey : Donkey; Hartlepool : Monkey Hanger or Poolie; Hertfordshire : Hawbuck, Hedgehog; Hull : Codhead, Mudrat; Kirkcaldy : Langtonian; Ireland : Paddy, Bog Wog, Bog Trotter; Isle of Sheppey : Swampie (because most of Sheppey is marshland); Isle of Wight : Caulkhead (named after the caulking of boats), Grockle - used for non-Islanders, especially tourists; Jersey : Crapaud; Kirriemuir : Kirriemairian; Leeds : Loiner, Leodsian or Leodensian; Leicester : Chisit; Leigh : Lobbygobbler; Lincolnshire : Yellowbelly (after a species of frog common in the Lincolnshire Fens. According to "Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable", published in the mid 1800s, a yellow belly applies only to those people who live in the fens of Lincolnshire AND East Anglia and were so called because of the frogs native to those parts. So a yellowbelly is not unique to Lincolnshire folk.); Liverpool : Liverpudlian, Scouse, Scouser, Woollyback (for any person "not" from Liverpool).; Llanelli : Turk; London : Cockney (though strictly speaking, a Cockney has to be born within earshot of the Bow Bells), Londoner, L-Town, L-City, LD, Del boys ; Luton : Lutonian, Hatter; Macclesfield : Maxonian; Manchester : Mancunian, Manc; Middlesbrough : Smoggy, Smog-monster; Neath : Abbey-Jack; Newcastle : Geordie, Novocastrian; Northamptonshire : Cobbler; Northern England : Northerner, Northern Monkey, Tray Bake; North Wales : Gog, Swallow (a non-local or tourist, derived from their perceived habit of arriving in the summer and making a mess); Norwich (Norfolk): Carrot cruncher, country bumpkin, Norfolk dumpling; Peterborough : Peterborians; Peterhead : Bluemogganer, Blue-Tooner; Plymouth : Janner, Swilly, Devvy, Devvylander; Portsmouth : Worzel, Carrot Cruncher, Skate; Rotherham : Toy Town (offensive term used by fans of both Sheffield football clubs and directed at the town of Rotherham in general); ; Scotland : Jocks, Jockroach, Porridge Wog, Sawnie, Whisky-Breath, Sweatie (from rhyming slang, 'sweaty sock = Jock); Sheffield : Dee-dar (often used by people from Barnsley), Steely, Sheffielders, Steel boys; Shropshire : Salopian; Southampton : Sotonian; Swansea : Jack; Swindon : Scummer; Southern England : Southerner, Southern Nancy, Southern Pansy, Southern Softie, Southern Fairy, Shandy, Swiller.; Staffordshire : Potter; Stockport : Stopfordian; Stoke-on-Trent : Clay-head; Sunderland : Mackem; Sutherland : Cattach; Wales : Taffy, Trog, Sheep-Shaggers; Walsall : Saddler; Warrington : Wire, Wirepuller (after the local wire industry), Wozza; Weymouth and Portland : Grockle (a non-local or tourist), Kimberlin (Portland name for a person from Weymouth); Wigan : Pie-Eater, Purrer; Wiltshire : Moonraker; Yorkshire : Tyke, off-comed'uns (traditionally used to refer to those not from Yorkshire), Yorkie, Yorkshiremen; Nottingham : scabs; Cleethorpes : Donkey Walloper

See also

* Demonym

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