‘Pompeyisms’ suggested by our readers

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OUR recent survey revealed ‘squinny’ and ‘dinlo’ are Portsmouth’s favourite ‘Pompeyisms,’ but our readers have also suggested some of their own.

We asked people to vote for their favourite ‘Pompeyism’ from our list of 12, but also asked for other Pompey slang suggestions.

A market trader serves a customer at his stall in Charlotte Street, Portsmouth

A market trader serves a customer at his stall in Charlotte Street, Portsmouth

Of those who answered the survey, most people said you hear the most ‘Pompeyspeak’ in Portsmouth city centre, followed by the Buckland and Paulsgrove areas.

The majority of people said they have a Pompey accent, while most people said they also like the accent.

Below is the list of ‘Pompeyisms’ suggested by our readers.

Readers’ ‘Pompeyisms’

- Ease up!

- Dipstick

- Oi loikes it, oi doos

- Wotcha

- Geez

- What choo loike

- You ‘avin a laff?

- Cushty

- Well lakes

- Bruv

- Well ‘ard

- Innit

- Dinny

- Oh my days!

- You wasn’t, I weren’t

- Saysea (Southsea)

To see our glossary of ‘Pompeyisms’ click here

To watch Pompey legend Barry Harris explaining ‘Pompeyspeak’ click here