As today is officially “Yorkshire Day” I thought I would take this opportunity to wish all the best to my colleagues, friends and family who happen to have been born in the “white rose” county (not least my daughter).
For those of you not familiar with Yorkshire and its language I have listed below common words that are used in the county and what they translate as, some Lancastrians may already know these as they originated in the Red Rose county.
Sample Yorkshire Slang
|Daft as a brush||Stupid|
|Eeh by gum||Oh my God|
|Fettle||To tidy or mend|
|Kegs||Pants or underwear|
|Put wood in’th oyle||Shut the door|
So, a happy Yorkshire Day to all those in “Gods own country” but let us remember who won the “war of the roses” and which rose features as the national emblem of England………
Of course I have to mention this because although domiciled in Yorkshire for the last 36 years (very happily I may add) there still beats the heart of a proud Lancastrian deep inside (you can take the lad out of Lancashire, but you can’t take Lancashire out of the lad).