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Post by Gus » 06 Jul 2006, 19:43

Emits in Cornwall means thenm from upcountry tourist etc. Im wondering is it derived from an actual Cornish word ?

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Post by AndyN » 28 May 2007, 16:06

Emmets........... Ants

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Post by Nikki 2 » 25 May 2010, 11:14

An Emit is an ant. The tourists are refered to as emits because, in their masses they resemble a swarm of ants as they enter the county. In Devon they are caled Grockles (not sure about the spelling) but I don't know what that means.
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Re: Emits

Post by Gus » 29 Feb 2012, 05:49

People from Plymouth are called "Janners" - Plymouth airport was known as th e "Jannerdome" and Trago Mills is known as "Janner disneyland" dont know if it comes from Cornish but I pissed muself laughhing when I heard that :)

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