Between the 9th and 11th centuries, inmigrants of Scandinavian origin brought with them a new language which got mixed up with the spoken by the local Anglosaxons, resulting in a new dialect, still used in the region, mainly in the countryside. The local accent is very particular, with words totally different to the ones we use today. It is funny, and sometimes difficult to understand! Learn it with a local beer in your hands, and it will be an experience for all.
Here you'll find some Yorskhire words and expressions that are common in today's daily life.
YORKSHIRE MODERN ENGLISH
Cheerio: bye bye, see you later
Weer ta bahn? where are you going?
Weer ‘as ta bahn? where have you been?
Beck small river, stream
By gow! By gum! my god!
Eck! hell! Damn!
Fowk folk, people
Int’ in the
Jock food, lunch
Still liggin’ I’ bed still in bed
Thar mun do it thissen you must do it yourself
‘od on a bit hold on a moment
If ahr catch ‘em if I get hold of them…
It’s silin’ it dahn it’s raining quite heavily
Sup to drink
Tarra good bye
York’am York ham
‘od thi’ osses just a minute