TalkGroup/23530 is now permanently connected to module B of the XLX899 reflector in West Yorkshire, UK.
Everyone is welcome to the TG, you dont have to be Yorkshire to talk here! You'll soon find us' Yorkshire folk are reet friendly and welcoming appen! So get thi' sen' in here and bring thi' cuppa Tea wi' thi', Just make sure it's YiorkshireTea!
However please find below some Yorkshire Sayings and Dialect that may help you understand what we are saying ;-)
Aye – another word for yes. “Aye mate, I’ll meet you for a drink in an hour.”
‘appen – means possibly. “Aye, ‘appen that’s it.”
Allus – signifiying “always”. “I allus have to get your ass out of trouble.”
Ah’m –means I am. “Ah’m off t’talk to the handsome lass.”
Arse/arse end – describes an idiot behaving like “the arse end of a donkey.”
Ba’ht – to be without. “Ah’m ba’ht me coat.” (without my coat).
Bagsy – claiming ownership of something. “Bagsy the last biscuit.”
Bairn – referring to a child. “The wee bairn is cold, give er’ a jacket.”
Beck – a stream or creek of water. “We’re dippin our toes in the beck.”
Beefin’ – the act of crying. “Would ye stop that beefin’ and do the dishes.”
Belt – means punch or hit. “Leave him be or I’ll belt you one.”
Be reight – it’ll be alright. “Relax would ye? It’ll be reight.”
Boits. – Referring to a pair of shoes or boots
Bog – another word for the toilet. “If yer need me, I’ll be at t’ bog.”
Bray – means to punch someone. “I’ll bray you if you don’t back off.”
Brew – a hot cuppa’ tea. “Heat me up with a strong brew.”
Butty – a delicious sandwich. “I’ve ordered a bacon and cheese butty for me lunch.”
By His Sen– When someone is on their own
Cake ‘oil– A mouth.
Casey– A leather football.
Champion – means brilliant or excellent. “He was a champion on the pitch today.”
Chippy/ chip ‘ole – the fish and chip shop. “What do you want from t’ chippy?”
Chuddy – chewing gum. “Can I have a chuddy?”
Chuffed – pleased with the result. “Aye, I’m well chuffed with me new car.”
Clarty – Muddy or sticky. “Me boots got clarty in the rain.”
Coil oyle – the coal cellar. “Give me a minute to get some out of t’ coil oyle.”
Corser edge– The kerb of a footpath.
Delve – means to prod at something. “Stop tryin’ t’ delve into it again, it’s in t’ past.”
Ding – hitting something with force. “Ya gave t’ side of me car a big ding ya arse.”
Dollop – meaning a lump of food. “I’ll take another dollop of gravy on my mash please.”
Down’t – abbreviated saying for “down the road”. “I’m heading to the shop down’t road.”
Do it thisen– Do it for yourself.
Dee Dah– Describing a person from Sheffield.
‘eck – means hell. “Holy ‘eck, how’d ya manage that?”
Eeh by gum – alternative phrase for “oh my god”.
Eh – means pardon. “Eh? Sorry, can you repeat that last sentence please?”
Ey up – a common greeting or used to express concern. “Ey up, mind the step.”
Faffin’ – messing about. “Right kids, stop yer fafflin’ or ya won’t get yer dessert.”
Fair t’middlin’ – means fine or fair to middle. “I’m feeling fair t’middlin’ today.”
Fettle – fixing or tidying something. “I bettle fettle that before me dad gets home.”
Flaggin’ – feeling tired. “Let’s take a short break, I’m flaggin.”
Flippin’ eck – an expression of shock or disbelief. “Flippin’ eck, how did that happen?
Friggin’ – an alternative curse word to bloody hell, damn, etc. “Friggin’ heck, what are we gonna do now?”
Fill thi boits. – Means to enjoy yourself and have fun.
Gaffer – the ‘boss”. “I have a meeting with the gaffer in ten minutes.”
Gander – to take a look at something. “Take a gander over there.”
Ginnel – an alleyway. “The cat’s chasing a rat in the ginnel.”
Gip – means to vomit. “The thought of it makes me gip.”
Giz – give it to me. “Giz me that!”
Goffs – a terrible smell or stench. “What is that? It goffs in ‘ere.”
Goosegogs – gooseberries. “They’re out pickin’ t’ goosegogs all morning.”
Guff – means to pass gas or fart. “Open the window, someone’s guffed a big one!”
Gansy– A jumper
Gi– To give.
Gi o’er– Meaning to get over something.
Gripe– A basic fork.
Haver – another word for oats. “I love a bit of havercake with me brew.”
Hell Fire – means oh my goodness, an expression of shock or disbelief. “Hell Fire! Look what ya did!”
Hacky– Describing something that feels sticky.
Ice-shoggles – icicles. “It was so cold I had ice-shoggles comin’ out of me nose!”
In’t – signifying “in the”. “I left the keys in’t car.”
In a bit – meaning see you soon, catch you later. “I’ll see ya in a bit Susan.”
If in doubt-do nowt!– Means to avoid doing something you are in doubt about
In t coil– Referring to coal.
It sempt/sem’t reight good(Sheffield) – Means it seemed really good…or it seemed like a good idea at the time etc.
Jammy – someone got lucky. “I won £20 pounds on t’ scratch card, I got jammy alright!”
Jiggered – meaning worn-out and drained. “Let’s get a cuppa tea, I’m jiggered.”
Ketty – raw meat or rubbish. “Don’t eat that, it’s ketty.”
Kittlin – a cute kitten. “We’re getting her a little kittling for her birthday, she’s begged us for months.”
Kegs – means bottoms, trousers or jeans etc. “I’m getting a new pair of kegs for me interview.”
Kiddin’ – to make a joke. “I’m just kiddin’, would ya calm down mate.”
Larking, laiking – playing around. “Stop laikin and get to work.”
Lass – means female, girl or woman etc. “How’s your lass doin? Haven’t seen her in a while.”
Lop – a flea. “Give that dog a bath, he’s infested with lops.”
Lug – to pull at something. “I’ve been lugging me suitcase around the airport all day.”
Lug ‘ole – an ear. “You won’t believe your lug’oles when I tell you this.”
Lamp– To hit or punch.
leave ‘er be– Leave her alone.
Lugs– Meaning hair tangles and knots.
Manky – means revolting. “No thanks, the last one tasted manky when I tried it.”
Mardy – means grumpy. “If you would stop being so mardy, you’d have a better time tonight.”
Middlin’ – means average or satisfactory. “It was just middlin’, nothing special.”
Mind – meaning be cautious. “Mind the step on your way out.”
Mingin’ – disgusting or unattractive. “You should’ve seen it, it was mingin’.”
Monk on – to be cranky or ill-tempered. “She lost the match and has her monk on all day.”
Mi’sen – myself. “I’m craving a bit of chocolate mi’sen.”
Macca– A huge stone
Mash– Brewing tea.
Mebee– Means perhaps, maybe or might do.
Nang – means worrying or difficult. “That math exam was absolutely nanglin’, especially those last questions.”
Narky – means bad-tempered or moody. “He’s been narky all night about sommat.”
Nay – meaning no. “Nay, I’m not in the mood for it.”
Nar’n – means now then. “Nar’n, let’s get to work so we can get home early.”
Nesh – feeling the cold. “Us Yorkies are used to the nesh in winter.”
Nowt – means nothing. “There’s nowt left in the fridge and me belly’s grumblin.”
Now then – a friendly greeting such as hi or hello. “Now then! How have you been?”
Oh aye? – means oh really? “We won the finals last week.” “Oh aye? Well done!”
‘ow do – an expression used to ask someone how they are doing. “’ow do mate? You doing okay?”
Owt – means anything. “Do you have owt biscuits for me tea?”
Over Yonder– Means over there.
Pack it in – meaning be quiet or stop it. “Pack it in before I get your father down ere.”
Parky – means chilly. “Put a coat on, it’s getting a bit parky outside.”
Playin’ pop – meaning to give off to someone. “The kids were playin’ pop with each other over the last chocolate bar.”
Pop – a fizzy drink. “I could do with a cold pop on a hot day like that.”
Put wood in t ‘ole – close the door. “Put wood in t’ ole, it’s freezing in here.”
Radged – means annoyed or angry. “He were radged his team didn’t win the cup.”
Rank – disgusting or revolting. “That smells rank, throw it out.”
Reckon – to think or come to a conclusion. “I reckon it was the husband that did it, what do you think?”
Reeks – a rotten smell. “The stable reeks of horse shit.”
Reight/reet – meaning very. “We had a reight time at the concert.”
Roaring– To cry or scream.
Sarnie – a sandwich. “I’m having a ham and cheese sarnie for lunch.”
Scran – food. “I’m hungry for some scran, let’s grab a bite.”
Silin’ – heavy rainfall. “I forgot my umbrella and got soaked, it’s silin’ like mad out there.”
Skift – means to move. “Would you skift out of the way.”
Snicket – an alley.
Spell/Spelk – a wooden splinter. “I have a spell in my finger from climbing the tree.”
Sprog – a young child. “My sister’s having another sprog this summer.”
Spuds – means potatoes. “We’re having some spuds with our roast dinner on Sunday.”
Spuggy – a sparrow. “The cat’s got an eye on the spuggy perched on the branch.”
Summat – meaning something. “Do you have summat I can use to tighten this screw with?”
Sup – to take a gulp of a drink. “Sup your pint lad, we’re having another round!”
Sen– Means self.
Si– To see or look at something.
Si Thi– To see you.
Si This– To see this.
Snek Lifter– A pint of beer.
Snap– A packed lunch.
Snap Tin– A lunch or sandwich box.
Snek– The catch of the door or window.
Spice– Tasty sweets
Swill– Meaning to take a drink.
Ta – means thanks. “Ta for letting me know, I’ll see ya back at work tomorrow then?”
Tarra – means see you later or goodbye. “Tarra mate, see you soon.”
Tek – meaning to take. “Will you tek those grocery bags into the house for me love?”
Tha – means you. “Haven’t seen tha in a while, how have you been?”
Thissen – meaning yourself. “What do you think happened thissen?”
T’werk – meaning off to work. “I’m off t’werk till 5pm.”
Tek n’gorm– To ignore someone
Tha meks a better door than a winder– When someone can’t see because something or someone is in their way.
Tha mun think on– Be careful or watch what you’re doing.
Theerz nowt s’queer as folk– Meaning people do the strangest things.
Twiny– When someone is acting whiny or they’re moaning a lot.
Twonk– An insult expressing how stupid a person is.
Trod– A footpath in a garden.
Un – means one. “She’s a good un.”
Vexed – angry or furious. “The game’s been cancelled tonight, I’m vexed.”
Wang – to throw something. “Wang the ball to me next!”
Watter – water. “I need a glass of watter, my mouth is so dry!”
Waller– A person.
Wanged– To have thrown.
Wasak– An idiot or someone unintelligent.
Wat yer playing at– Meaning, what are you doing?
Weerz– Where is?
Ye – meaning you. “Where have ye been all day?”
Yonder – referring to distance or “over there”. “Look yonder, can you see it now?”