As every proud Tyke knows, next Monday, August 1, is the day when God’s Own County can rightfully bask in the glory of being the best place in Britain.
And that’s because it is Yorkshire Day and we are counting down to the celebration of the place we call home with a light-hearted look the words and phrases you’d only ever hear uttered in Yorkshire.
So dun’t be flummoxed, say ‘ey ‘up and have a gander and tha’ll be yakkin’ Tyke before tha’ noz....
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‘Ey up: Hello
Back end: Autumn
Black bright: Very dirty
Chuddy: Chewing gum
Coil ‘oil: Coal shed or cellar
Courtin’: Going out with
Eeh by gum: Oh my God
Flaggin’: Getting tired
Flippin’ ‘eck: Bloody hell
Flit: Move house
Gi’oer: Give over
Lug ‘oil: Ear hole
Mashin’: Making tea
Monk on: Grumpy
Nesh: To feel cold
‘Ow do? How do you do?
Phummock peeping out of an ivy bush: Untidy hair
Put wood i’th’oil: Close the door
Shuft up: Make more room
Silin’: Raining heavily
Si ‘Thi’ later: See you later
Wittler: A worrier