Speak like a local!
England has a richness of vocabulary, accents and dialects still very
much used in the different regions of the country. For a visitor from
abroad, this can often lead to amusing experiences when traveling off
the beaten path!
This month's web page features the dialect and accent of the Yorkshire
region. The language spoken still reflects the influences of well over
a thousand years, with Viking and Anglo-Saxon words still to be heard.
You need to experience our Yorkshire's Bronte Heritage tour to really
get to grips with becoming a local!
SPEAK LIKE A LOCAL!
A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO MAKING YOURSELF UNDERSTOOD IN YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
A Yorkshire Dialect Phrasebook
The Yorkshireman's Motto
'Ear all, see all, say nowt,
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt,
And if ever tha does owt fo' nowt,
Allus do it fo' thi sen!
Hear and see everything - say nothing
Eat and drink all you can, but pay nothing
And if you ever do anything for free
Always do it for yourself!
Weeya'st tha bin?
Where have you been?
Gee us some spice
Could I have some candy, please?
It isn't in the tin
Oss thi sen!
Get a move on
Fancy leckin' footy?
Would you like a game of football?
Tha gret 'apeth!
Don't be silly!
A seh, will tha gee o'er wazzin' cobs?
Stop throwing stones, please