The word 'Shunner' is a slang word for pensioner. It was started in Darlington, to which the word became popular and more commonly used. There are also other uses of the word. Such as, 'Shunner Elbows' and 'Shunner Drivers'.
'Shunner Elbows' are frequently found in jumble sales, or other events where a frequent amount of 'Shunners' congregate; this is when a 'Shunner' barges his/her way though crowds with disregard for others, in order to get their bargain from the sale.
The 'Shunner Elbow' can also be found in the younger generation, more often, this is found in bars and clubs. This is when a person makes their way to the front of the queue at a busy bar by using pointed elbows. A perfected 'Shunner Elbow' is when a person can get to the front of a queue easily, whilst going unnoticed to fellow drinkers.
'Shunner Drivers' also falls under the 'Shunner' category. This is when 'shunners' drive at a slow, and dangerous, pace on the roads (most likely on Sunday mornings) 'Shunner Drivers' are likely to behave unexpectedly and make sudden, irrational moves on the road, such as pulling out without looking or weaving between two lanes. The speed limit for a 'Shunner Driver' is approximately 20mph.
'Look at that old shunner over there!'
*car driving dangerously slow* ... 'ohhh, Shunner Drivers again'
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