Yorkshire Day: my favourite Yorkshire dialect words.

🗯️ You know I’m a fan of regional dialect.

Today is #YorkshireDay and, while that’s not my heritage, the 12 years I spent living there were happy ones.

To celebrate the linguistic variety of this beloved place, here are a few of my favourite Yorkshire-isms. (Now, it’s a BIG county so not all folk use these.)

1️⃣ Worritwowere (what it was was…) — used to start an anecdote. So, worriwowere… 🗣️

2️⃣ Working 9 while 5 — what a way to make a living! 💼

3️⃣ Ecky and Clecky — used respectively for Heckmondwike and Cleckheaton 🌍

4️⃣ Fuddle — where everyone brings food to share for a buffet, see also Jacob’s join 🧀

5️⃣ Wi bits? — with scraps, the bits of batter floating around in the fryers and added to your chips free of charge if you answer “yes” to the question. 🍟

🤓 Hit me with some of your favourite dialect words, Yorkshire or otherwise.

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