In Bristol it is common to say ‘smoothing’ the cat instead of petting. In Bristol it is common to say ‘smoothing’ the cat instead of petting.
In Bristol it is common to say ‘smoothing’ the cat instead of petting.

15 words, phrases and sayings you’ll only understand if you’ve lived in the Bristol area

From ‘Cheers drive’ when stepping off the bus or out of a taxi, to being a ‘keener’ at school

We asked the Bristol World readers to share their favourite words and phrases over on our Facebook page.

And you did not disappoint, sending in a variety of unique sayings and words that only people from Bristol will understand.

You might be surprised at the interesting linguistics that our readers have shared.

Did you know that a ‘glider’ is a pint of cider and ‘daps’ are a type of shoe?

The crust of a loaf of bread is known as a ‘topper’ and it is common to say the phrase ‘cheers drive’ when getting off a bus?

See how many Bristol words and phrases that you recognise. And let us know if we've missed any.

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