Love Where You Live: MISSION TWO!

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We’re on the search for the UK’s coolest and quirkiest curiosities, and want to hear why you Love Where You Live! This week, we’re asking you to shout loud and proud about your local… sayings!

From quirky words and curious sayings to full-blown phrases, we want to know what gets said around your way that might baffle the rest of the UK! We’ll pick our favourites to feature in our Strange Sayings blog post.

Up For Grabs

As well as the kudos of being a TT #LoveWhereYouLive Ambassador, and the chance to have your local saying featured for all to see, you may be rewarded with a prize!

All submissions featured on our Strange Sayings blog will receive a Treasure Trails voucher. PLUS, our top pick will be awarded the MISSION TWO Star Prize:

An annual subscription to BRITAIN Magazine (RRP £29.70)!

Discover the UK’s rich and illustrious history in each issue of BRITAIN – The Official Magazine. Packed with fascinating features and stunning photography that showcase Britain at her finest, as well as ideas on where to go, what to see and where to stay. And, of course, where to explore on your next Trail adventure!


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Your second MISSION is to rack your brains for those quirky words, curious sayings or odd phrases that only a local would use, but might have visitors scratching their heads! 

Can’t think of any? Keep your ears open when you’re next out in your neighbourhood and listen out for anything odd! Remember Agents, you’re on a secret MISSION, so keep your distance and act casual

Submit your word, phrase or saying, along with its meaning, via the form below. If you have a photo that sums it up, send us that too!   

Have a funny story about a misunderstanding due to unfamiliar phrases? We’d love to hear about that too! Add it to the comments on the form, and you could still make our ‘favourites to feature’! 

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All submissions need to be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday 11th November. So, don’t delay – delve into your local dialect today!  

We’ll announce our favourites and share our Strange Sayings blog post on Thursday 12th November, and we’ll contact all winners directly. We’ll brief you on the details of MISSION THREE then as well, so keep your eyes peeled!


Sorry! The MISSION TWO deadline has now passed, so we can’t accept any more brilliant and bizarre phrase submissions – you can see the winners here. Don’t worry; there’s plenty more you can get involved with! Take a peek below to see what’s coming up…

Want to Get Ahead of the Game?

If you’re out and about listening out and spot something cool or quirky, it might fit a later mission, so take a look at what’s coming up too: 

MISSION #03: Art-Spotting  - from the classic to the surreal to the unexpected! 

MISSION #04: Only down my way… events, eats and traditions that only happen in your neck of the woods! 

MISSION #05: Signs that make you go ‘ha’ or ‘huh?’. 

MISSION #06: Not a lot of people know this but… tucked away treasures or facts.  


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See the Sights While There’s Still Daylight!

The evenings might be getting darker, but there’s still plenty of daylight hours for weekend expeditions!

If you’re stuck for ideas and need a little dash of inspiration, all you need is your local Treasure Trail and a sense of adventure – you never know what you might discover! Find out the latest advice on Trailing in 2020 here.



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Get Social

You can even post your curious phrases and strange sayings to the Treasure Trails Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter and Instagram too! Be sure to use the hashtag #LoveWhereYouLiveMission2 for your submissions, and follow us for MISSION UPDATES, weekly puzzles and lots of exploration inspiration!