Short UK breaks by train are up by a whopping 921% in 2021* – but when you get to your destination, will you actually be able to understand your fellow Brit?
Our surveys say** that despite a common language we still find regional dialects tricky – so we’ve partnered with the British Library to create an interactive dialects quiz to help you celebrate and learn their rich variety across the UK.
|1. Scottish English||6. West Country|
|2. Yorkshire||7. Cornish|
|3. Geordie||8. Liverpool|
|4. Welsh English||9. Manchester|
|5. Northern Irish||10. Cockney|
|1. Don’t get your knickers in a twist|
|2. It’s all gone pear-shaped|
|3. The bee’s knees|
|4. A cock up|
|5. Were ya born in a barn?|
|6. Gone to pot|
|7. A picnic short of a sandwich|
|8. Brass monkey|
|9. Bright as a button|
|10. Where there’s muck there’s brass|
|11. A curtain twitcher|
|12. You look smashing|
|13. I’ll ring you/give you a ring|
|14. Having a blether|
|15. I quite fancy you|
|16. They are fit|
|17. It’s a dreich day|
|18. You look smart|
|19. Lang may yer lum reek|
|20. Treacle tart|
…it’s time to unleash your summer and hop aboard a train. To help you book for less, either head over to our guide to summer train travel, or choose one of our most popular routes to get you all over the UK.
* Increase comparing like-for-like bookings for trips of between 2-5 days made up until 21st June for travel between 01/07/2021 and 31/08/2021 vs. 02/07/2020 and 01/09/2020.
** Research was conducted in June 2021 by One Poll on behalf of Trainline and surveyed 2,000 respondents.