Collection: Cornish Phrases

If you have spent any time down here in West Cornwall, you will have heard some of these phrases being used.

Bleddy 'Ansum

Everything and everyone can be called 'ansum. Babies, dogs, cups of tea, the weather. It's all meant as a positive. The strongest version of this is bleddy 'ansum, which in Cornish is about as good as it gets!

Feeling Teasy

You don't want to be around anyone who is feeling teasy. In Cornish it means a bit irritated, annoyed or cross.

I'll Be There Dreckly

Dreckly is one of those words used like manana in Spanish. It means anything from right now, later on, tomorrow...or possibly never.

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