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Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Yorkshire Sayings
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:40:13 +0000 (GMT)
A Yorkshire translator can be found at:
This is also quite amusing in parts:
Deb Walker <> wrote:
For what it's worth I think the Christmas Dinner / Yorkshire Pudding /
Yorkshire Sayings thread is wonderful, perfect for this time of year and
great to see so many people posting after what has been rather a quiet
period on Yorksgen.
Here are a few sayings from my family ..........
She's as throng as throp's wife when she hung her sen wi't dish cloth (she's
busy with housework)
She'd sit tatting til't muck ud come up to her elbows (she's lazy)
She's as leet ge'en as a pozzy ed in a tub full o knickers (she has loose
morals !!!! :-) )
Tha's a face as long as a yard of pumpwatter (you look miserable)
Eeeeeeeeee tha's tears like gills o bitter (you appear to be crying a lot)
Put wood in't hoil (please shut the door)
Tha's as dim as a toc H lamp (you are not terribly clever - this has
something to do with World War One I think)
A mate of mine has a copy of a book by Austin Mitchell called Yorkshire
Sayings - I don't know if it's still in print - but that has some real gems
in it and lots of explanation about where such expressions came from.
Tarrah a bit
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