‘Squinny’ and ‘dinlo’ the favourite ‘Pompeyisms’

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‘SQUINNY’ and ‘dinlo’ are the people of Portsmouth’s favourite ‘Pompeyisms,’ our survey has revealed.

Most people also believe you hear the most ‘Pompeyspeak’ in Portsmouth city centre, followed by the Buckland and Paulsgrove areas.

Market.21-11-02.025860-3.photo ian hargreaves.''Market trader Tony Smith serves regular customer Margaret Hoad at his stall in Charlotte Street, Portsmouth. MAYOAK0002970423

Market.21-11-02.025860-3.photo ian hargreaves.''Market trader Tony Smith serves regular customer Margaret Hoad at his stall in Charlotte Street, Portsmouth. MAYOAK0002970423

Below are the results from our fun survey on Pompey slang.

To see our glossary of ‘Pompeyisms’ click here

Survey results

1. What is your favourite ‘Pompeyism?’

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

Weee! 10%

Mush 11%

Dinlo 27%

Squinny 30%

Gettin lairy 10%

Pompey 4%

Pompey dot 0%

Dockyard oyster 1%

I’m goin deyn ta Turk Tain 1%

Going deyn tayn on the Saith Dain for half a crane 2%

Dip me ’ead for a sparsy! 0%

GRTH 0%

Other 3%

2. In which area do you hear the most ‘Pompeyspeak?’

Portsmouth city centre 29%

Baffins 0%

Southsea 3%

Copnor 2%

Cosham 3%

Drayton & Farlington 0%

Eastney & Craneswater 1%

Fratton 15%

Hilsea 0%

Milton 1%

Paulsgrove 17%

Stamshaw 6%

Buckland 18%

3. Would you say you have a Pompey accent?

Yes 57%

No 42%

4. Do you like the Pompey accent?

Yes 64%

No 36%

*626 people took part in the poll. Some did not answer all questions, meaning that total percentages for some answers are lower that 100.