If you aren’t attending school today, you might confess to skiving, as 47% of our respondents described it. The second most popular answer we received, with a prevalence in London, was bunking. People are still playing hookey in various pockets of England, while in the West Country if they aren’t skiving, they may well be mitching.
A whole host of other terms used around the country were also contributed by respondents. In Manchester, you might be caught wagging, whereas you’d be accused of sagging in Liverpool. In North Lincolnshire and the East Riding, you may be found twagging, but are less likely to be laiking twag, as this term seems to be on the decline in the area. Further up the country, in Middlesbrough, you may confess to nicking, or playing the nick in neighbouring Durham