26 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Yorkshire

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1. "Now then"

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What it means everywhere else: Often used to move things along in a professional/business sense, usually followed by: "Shall we begin?"

What it means in Yorkshire: Hello.

2. "Aloe vera"

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What it means everywhere else: Plant species of North African origin, the fleshy leaves of which yield a juice used in skin lotions and for treating burns.

What it means in Yorkshire: How you greet folk named Vera.

4. "Love"

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What it means everywhere else: A profound, passionate, romantic affection for another person.

What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don't know.

5. "Cock"

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What it means everywhere else: Cockerel/rooster/male appendage.

What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don't know (when you're in Wakefield/Pontefract).

6. "Duck"

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What it means everywhere else: Wild, web-footed swimming birds, native to the lakes and ponds of Britain.

What it means in Yorkshire: A stranger whose name you don't know (when you're in Sheffield).

10. "E-commerce"

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What it means everywhere else: Trading or buying goods or services over the internet.

What it means in Yorkshire: Having a chat with the local shopkeeper.

12. "South"

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What it means everywhere else: A cardinal point on a compass, directly opposite north.

What it means in Yorkshire: Anywhere below Leicester Forest Services on the M1.

13. "Snicket"

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What it means everywhere else: Young adult-fiction author Lemony Snicket, aka writer Daniel Handler.

What it means in Yorkshire: A public passage between two houses. Also known as a ginnel.

17. "Posh"

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What it means everywhere else: People from privileged backgrounds, usually part of the upper classes.

What it means in Yorkshire: Anyone who pronounces their Ts.

23. "Pudding"

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What it means everywhere else: A sweet dessert, usually eaten after a main course.

What it means in Yorkshire: A savoury bowl-shaped cake, filled with roast beef and gravy.

24. "Twerk"

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What it means everywhere else: A type of dancing in which an individual dances to music in a sexually provocative manner with thrusting hip movements.

What it means in Yorkshire: Where Yorkshire folk go Monday to Friday, 9–5pm.