- Yorkshire people, in general?
You can always tell a Yorkshire man but not very much.
I say freedom for Yorkshire, the time has come for our independence from the slavery imposed on us by the English, Welsh and the Scottish moaning tight gits. Our county has been held back to long by the rest of the UK (what a joke), we have subsidised for to long. We need a vote now for independence.Posted 3 years agothetallpaulSubscriber
But then again so are most of us in East Yorkshire
Until someone says you’re from Humberside. 😀
My Grandma insists we call it the East Riding of Yorkshire. Who am I to argue?
slowoldman – I knew I’d miss something out. Saw too many mugs (vessels for tea, not the other type) bearing various versions whilst working at the Scarborough Spa shops in my youth.
ton – We’re not tight, just very careful who we spend our hard earned on 😀Posted 3 years agoads678Subscriber
I used to get a lot of stick* for being a cockney (i’m originally from Leicester 🙄 ).
But i’ve been here long enough now most of my southern accent has gone so no one questions where i’m from any more.
*Most of it in jest and this was when i lived in Halifax, i’ve been in Leeds for the last 14 years though. Halifax is a nice place but slightly less cosmopolitan than Leeds!!
Generally Yorkshire folk are decent, some people just don’t like/can’t understand their tell it like it is mentality. I quite like it.Posted 3 years ago
whats that joke about a bump on the back of a Yorkshireman’s head? something about dropping a coin?
That’s the one about the Yorkshire window cleaner. He was up the ladder when he dropped a two bob piece. He ran down the ladder and bent down to look for it, then it hit him on the back of the head.Posted 3 years agocrankboyMember
I am from Yorkshire (Ossett) when I was a kid we had our own accent and perhaps a town/county personality. I think it is less so now and more homogenous, but I have lived in Leeds the last 15 years .
In general my more Yorkshire friends and colleagues will “tell it to thee straight” go without, and drop what they are doing to help you out, but remember it is your round even when you last drank with them two years ago.Posted 3 years agostoffelMember
It’s a pretty diverse range of people in Yorkshire though, from malnourished poorly educated poor white working class, to cricket-loving affluent Pakistanis, Alan Bennet, David Hockney and Jeremy Clarkson. Nothing really outstanding about them in general though, so pretty much like anyone else.
I do find it quie amusing that the few Yorkshire folk I know drone on about how much better things are back in Yorkshire, yet seem to have no desire to return.Posted 3 years ago
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