Top Yorkshire sayings, slang, words, and phrases & what they mean
09 March 2022
Anyone planning to stay in hotels in Scarborough or another part of the county will soon hear the comforting twangs of the Yorkshire accent and according to an article on the Halifax Courier website, the Yorkshire accent is one of the nation’s favourites. The piece states that a study back in November 2014 discovered that Brits love the Yorkshire dialect and voted it their second favourite dialect in the whole of the UK, being narrowly beaten by the Geordie accent.
The Yorkshire accent was described as “warm” and “genuine” in the study and with celebrities such as former cricketer Sir Geoffrey Boycott and ex-Girl’s Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh both possessing strong Yorkshire accents, you can see why.
We spoke to true Yorkshire men and women for their favourite phrases.