I have lived in Yorkshire all my life and it is an amazing place with lovely people and beautiful coast and countryside. It’s Yorkshire Day today so I thought I would celebrate it here by teaching you a few Yorkshire words and phrases.
Nowt – Nothing
Spice – Sweets
Pack it in – Stop it
Gumption – Common Sense
Mardy – Miserable
Maungy – Spoilt
Gawpin – Staring
Here’s a sentence made from some of these words: What tha gawpin at, pack it in or tha’ll get no spice.
As time goes on I suppose a lot of the true Yorkshire dialect gets diluted but I definitely still use some words, for example:
Fettle is a word I use quite a lot which means clean, it’s a great word!
Chuffed is probably another one I use and this means pleased, so I might say ‘I am really chuffed with the the new brooch I have made’.
One saying that really makes me laugh is ‘I’ll go t’foot of our stairs’, this is used when you are surprised by something you have seen or heard.
Just in case you are wondering, the title of this post ‘daft as a brush’ means stupid or silly!
Anyway, I hope you are having a great Wednesday and have enjoyed learning a bit of Yorkshire!!
Do you have any phrases or words local to you that you use, like or that make you laugh? Please share them!
I’ll leave you with another photo of one of my favourite places in Yorkshire, this is on Whitby Pier looking towards Sandsend.