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Yorkshire Day 2019 - 11 Leeds phrases that don't mean what you think they do

It’ll come as no shock to any Leeds resident that from time to time, people from outside our fine city struggle to understand what we are saying.

Ours, the finest of accents, is sometimes something of a struggle for the non-initiated to struggle – but what of the actual words that are ambiguous in meaning? Digest our guide to the words only us Leeds folk know the true meaning of. READ MORE: 13 reasons why Leeds is the world's best summer city | 24 stunning pictures of Leeds that prove it's a great place to live

What you might think it means: A vast appropriation of water. What it actually means: To play. Are you lakin tomorrow?

1. Lake

What you might think it means: A vast appropriation of water. What it actually means: To play. Are you lakin tomorrow?
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What you might think it means: A hot drink. What it actually means: An evening meal.

2. Tea

What you might think it means: A hot drink. What it actually means: An evening meal.
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What you might think it means: A river in Paris. What it actually means: You. Hows thissen?

3. Thissen

What you might think it means: A river in Paris. What it actually means: You. Hows thissen?
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What you might think it means: An evening meal. What it actually means: An afternoon meal.

4. Dinner

What you might think it means: An evening meal. What it actually means: An afternoon meal.
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