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Water boots

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GrannyZ Tue 17-Nov-20 07:25:39

My dd and I have had numerous discussion on the the Subject of boots for jumping in water I call them water boots and she calls them Wellies she said I have made up the word water boots as nobody else calls them that so I was just wondering what you all would have called the I live in Northern Ireland and I my mum definitely called the water boots 💦☔️

phoenix Tue 17-Nov-20 07:27:24

Wellies here!

ginny Tue 17-Nov-20 07:31:28

Wellies. Although DGS calls them splashers.

Grannynannywanny Tue 17-Nov-20 07:53:14

As a child some used the full word “wellingtons” but they’ve always been wellies for me . I had an uncle who called them gum boots.

Such a variety of styles and colours now for children and adults. Ours were always plain old black. I love going off road for a wellie walk across the fields.

tanith Tue 17-Nov-20 07:55:16

Wellies here too never heard of water boots.

MrsThreadgoode Tue 17-Nov-20 07:59:57

Wellie boots here.

aggie Tue 17-Nov-20 08:00:47

Gum boots here !

LauraNorder Tue 17-Nov-20 08:09:35

Wellies here too. Hadn't heard 'gumboots' for a long time.

cornergran Tue 17-Nov-20 08:11:39

Wellie boots here or wellies. My dad said gum boots sometimes when he was talking about farm life.

silverlining48 Tue 17-Nov-20 08:13:24

Yup wellies or wellingtons. Not heard of water boots but each to his/her own.

M0nica Tue 17-Nov-20 08:14:05

Another for wellie boots or wellies. Seem to remember, as a child DM said wellingtons.

Marydoll Tue 17-Nov-20 08:14:35

Wellies, which is what everyone here calls them.
I had to buy a new pair, as DGD and I used to spend a lot of time splahing in the sea before lockdown put paid to that.😒

Nandalot Tue 17-Nov-20 08:19:00

Yes, gum boots, a blast from the past.
Wellies here. Never heard of water boots

Ellianne Tue 17-Nov-20 08:23:20

Muck boots here, but that's because it is the brand name of my wellies.

MamaCaz Tue 17-Nov-20 08:23:50

Wellies/wellingtons/wellie boots here.

(Wish I could get extra long ones for two year old dgd, who loves leaping up and down in every puddle we come across on our very wet walks grin)

Lucca Tue 17-Nov-20 08:25:13

Lucca Tue 17-Nov-20 08:25:46

Wellies but gum boots when we were kids.

BlueBelle Tue 17-Nov-20 08:25:51

Wellies here ..... gum boots is a very older fashioned term not heard any more
I ve never heard Wellies called water boots maybe it’s a Northern Ireland thing any other posters from NI ?

Grannynannywanny Tue 17-Nov-20 08:27:54

The last time I had a sea paddle with my 2 youngest GC in March I felt one of my feet go very wet and icy cold as one of my wellies sprung a leak.

My little grandson was fascinated when I removed the wellies and left them in the beachside bin. There was already a very large pair of waist high fisherman waders hanging out of the bin.

travelsafar Tue 17-Nov-20 08:27:56

Welligogs in our house smile

JackyB Tue 17-Nov-20 08:33:02

Wellies or Wellingtons. I have heard gumboots but never water boots.

Perhaps it's political. Ireland was possibly exploited by or hated the Duke of Wellington for some other reason so refused to use his name.

This would have been before Ireland was divided up of course, so the language would have been the same all over the island.

Grannynannywanny Tue 17-Nov-20 08:35:50

Lucca thanks for sharing the Billy Connolly clip. Not heard that for years. I watched a recent interview just last night. He hasn’t lost his sense of humour despite the impact of Parkinson’s.

Lucca Tue 17-Nov-20 08:36:04

It’s clearly an accepted term. Google it and you see you can buy them on Amazon!

emmasnan Tue 17-Nov-20 08:58:22

I've always said Wellies but my parents said Water Boots.
My parents were from Norfolk and I assumed it was a local thing.

Hetty58 Tue 17-Nov-20 08:59:54

They were called gumboots back then, at home - but now wellies.