What is the scottish, welsh or irish slang for an english person?
The English often call Scots Jocks, Irish Paddys and Welsh Taffys. Whats the word for the English?
well the English can say scottish, welsh or irish 'pig' or 'bastard'. Thats not really what I'm getting at...
- JockLv 61 decade agoFavourite answer
Most people would think the Scottish word for an Englishman was Sassenach, when in fact this is not the case. Sassenach is a Gaelic word which simply means "Southerner", so to someone from the Highlands, someone in Edinburgh or Glasgow is as much a Sassenach as an English person is.
Southron is a term you don't hear used that often, but that could be used to refer to the English I guess.
- 4 years ago
Born in Ammanfod S Wales 1929 grandfather from Devonshire I was Saesneg returning 1996 Saess. Welsh American
- TwiggyLv 71 decade ago
The Scots call the English "Sassenachs". The Welsh and Irish I`m not sure about, but I`m sure that they have some pretty colourful ones !
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Around the world we're known as Limeys, from the days of sailing ships and the fact that we took limes on board to combat scurvy. Pommies in Australia, not sure what the origin is. Sassenach by the Scots, Tommy's also used to be a refernce to english soldiers.
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- 7 years ago
I don't think anyone on here, be they English , scots, irish or welsh, should be having a go at each other- we are all British whether you like it or not and we should all be UNITING against Islamic extremists, NOT abusing each other. Generalising against other Brits is very silly. or against any other european country cos they are not the real threat.
- M'SMALv 51 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
Welsh call the English "Sais diawl".
p.s. Taffy is for a south Walian
- 1 decade ago
Obnoxious, they go round calling people names. In Ireland, we call the whole lot of them Brits and that really ticks off the Scots and the Welsh who, quite rightly, don't want to be tarred with the same brush.
Actually, and this is the God's honest truth, we never had to use any other name than English - it's perfectly offensive and you can't improve on perfection. LOL!
- capa-de-montyLv 61 decade ago
Irish call English tic English call the Irish thick Scott's call English see you, English call Scott's jimmy and welsh cal English tourists and English call welsh sheep shaggers.
- ffordcashLv 51 decade ago
" mochyn saesneg" welsh for English pig
jocks just use english bastardSource(s): living in Wales working in scotland