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The United Kingdom has many nicknames for residents of its countries, 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, Haddie,[1]
Barnsley 
Tykes,[2] Colliers (a former mining community), also Dingles (normally used by people from Sheffield)
Birmingham 
Brummie[3]
Black Country 
Yam Yam[4]
Blackpool 
Blackpudlian,[5] Sandgronian, Donkey Lasher
Bristol 
Brizzle : Bristolian
Britain 
Brit,[6] Britons,[6] British, Britisher, Limeys in Canada and the United States,[7] Pommys in Australia and New Zealand.[8]
Caithness 
Gallach[9]
Camborne (Cornwall) 
Merry-Jack, Mera-Jack
Cardiff 
Cardiffian
Cardiganshire 
Cardi[10]
Cheltenham 
Cheltonian
Cheshire 
Cestrian
Chesterfield 
Cestrefeldian
Darwen 
Darrener
Dundee 
Dundonian, Coagie
Edinburgh 
Edinbronian, Edinburger, Edinbourgeois, Edin, The Burgh,
England 
Sassenach (in Scotland), Angel, Red Coat, Inglish, [11] Nigel, Guffie (in Northeast Scotland), Sais (in Wales)
Fraserburgh 
Brocher[12]
Glasgow 
Glaswegian,[13][12] Keelie,[14][15] Weegie,[16]
Grimsby 
Grimbarian
Hartlepool 
Hartlepudlians,[17] Monkey Hanger[17] or Poolie
Horsham 
Horshamite
Kirkcaldy 
Langtonian
Ireland 
Paddy, 'Mick' (Mc)
Isle of Wight 
Caulkhead (named after the caulking of boats)
Janner 
Originally a person who spoke with a Devon accent,[18][19] now simply any West Countryman.[18] In naval slang, this is specifically a person from Plymouth.[19]
Kirriemuir 
Kirriemairian
Lancashire 
Lancastrian
Leeds 
Loiner,[20] Leodensian
Leigh 
Lobbygobbler, Leyther
Lincolnshire 
Yellow belly (after a species of frog common in the Lincolnshire and East Anglian Fens)[21]
Liverpool 
Liverpudlian, Mickey Mouse,[22] Scouse or Scouser
Llanelli 
Turk
London 
Cockney[23][24] Londoner, Del Boy, L-Town, L-City, L.D.
Luton 
Lutonian, Hatter
Macclesfield 
Maxonian
Manchester 
Mancunian, Manc[25]
Middlesbrough 
Smoggie[26]
Neath 
Abbey-Jack
Newcastle 
Geordie, Novocastrian
Northamptonshire 
Cobbler
Northern England 
Northerner
North Wales 
Gog[27]
Norwich (Norfolk)
Carrot Cruncher, Country Bumpkin, Norfolk Dumpling
Oldham 
Yonner (from Oldham pronunciation of 'yonder' as in 'up yonner')
Peterborough 
Peterborian
Peterhead 
Bluemogganer, Blue-Tooner
Scotland 
Scottie, Jocks[28] Mac
Scunthorpe 
Scunthonian
Sheffield 
Dee-Dar (refers to the original Sheffield pronunciation of "thee" and "tha". Often used by people from Barnsley), Steely, Sheffielder, Steel Boy
Shropshire 
Salopian
South Shields  
Sand dancer
Southampton 
Sotonian
Southern England 
Southerner
Southport 
Sandgrounder
Stoke-on-Trent 
Potter, Clay Head
Stockport 
Stopfordian
Sunderland 
Mackem[29]
Sutherland 
Cattach
Swansea 
Jack, Swansea Jack
Swindon 
Moonraker
Wales 
Taff (slightly xenophobic),[30]
Walsall 
Saddler
Warrington 
Wire, Wirepuller (after the local wire industry),
Welshpool 
Soupie
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
Wiltshire 
Moonraker
Yorkshire 
Tyke, Yorkie, Yorkshiremen

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "haddie", Template:harv
  2. ^ "tyke", Template:harv
  3. ^ "Brummie", Template:harv
  4. ^ "Wolverhampton researches Black Country dialect", The Guardian: 2003-01-27. URL accessed on 2010-10-03.
  5. ^ Viner, Brian, "Welcome to fabulous Las Blackpool, Lancashire", independent.co.uk, 11 April 2001. Retrieved on 29 September 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Brit", Template:harv
  7. ^ "limey", Template:harv
  8. ^ "pommy", Template:harv
  9. ^ ', {{{author}}}, Transactions of the Gaelic Society (link):
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  10. ^ "Cardi", Template:harv
  11. ^ "Sassenach", Template:harv
  12. 12.0 12.1 2003, Adrian Room, Placenames of the world: origins and meanings of the names for over 5000 natural features, countries, capitals, territories, cities, and historic sites, ISBN 9780786418145, page 426:
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  13. ^ ', {{{author}}}, Resistance in James Kelman’s 'How ... - Google Books (link):
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  14. ^ "Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Nicknames", Bartleby.com. URL accessed on 2010-09-29.
  15. ^ "keelie", Template:harv
  16. ^ Payam Zarrabizadeh, "Off the Brochure Travel Guide: Glasgow, Scotland", Peter Greenberg. URL accessed on 2010-09-29.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "The Hartlepool Monkey, Who hung the monkey?", This is Hartlepool. URL accessed on 2010-09-29.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "janner", Template:harv
  19. 19.0 19.1 1987, Cyril Tawney, Grey funnel lines: traditional song & verse of the Royal Navy, 1900–1970, ISBN 9780710212702, page 167:
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  20. ^ "Loiner", Template:harv
  21. ^ "Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Nicknames", Bartleby.com. URL accessed on 2010-09-30.
  22. ^ "Mickey Mouse" - rhyming slang for "Scouse", Template:harv
  23. ^ "Cockney", Template:harv
  24. ^ 1859, {{{author}}}, A dictionary of modern slang, cant and vulgar words (link), page 22:
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    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.

  25. ^ "Manc", Template:harv
  26. ^ Harley, Shaun. "'I was made in Middlesbrough'", BBC News, 2007-10-16. Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  27. ^ "gog", Template:harv
  28. ^ "jock", Template:harv
  29. ^ "Quiz: How Much of a Mackem are YOU?", Sunderland Echo: 2009-01-04. URL accessed on 2010-09-29.
  30. ^ "taff", Template:harv

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