To celebrate Yorkshire Day, here are ten of my favourite Yorkshire dialect words:
‘To brew’, usually tea. It can either be used as ‘the tea’s mashing’, i.e. it’s brewing, or ‘mash some tea’, i.e. make some tea.
Gone completely cold, usually of food or drink. May happen if you leave your tea to mash for too long.
‘It's a little chilly’.
‘I’m hot’ – this doesn’t happen very often in Yorkshire!
An alleyway or passage, sometimes with a roof, often between houses.
A stool. (The ‘t’ is pronounced)
‘Hurry up’ or ‘get on with it’. If you're extremely Yorkshire, you might say ‘frame thisen’ – ‘thisen’ being derived from ‘thyself’.
Sulky or whingeing, usually of a child.
To be fed up or running out of patience, e.g.: ‘I’m getting stalled’.
By Lauren Newby, Managing Editor, General History and Gift at The History Press.