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26 Words That Have A Totally Different Meaning In Yorkshire

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1. "Now then"

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.
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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"

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.
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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.

3. "Who?"

What it means everywhere else: Who?What it means in Yorkshire: What?
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What it means everywhere else: Who?

What it means in Yorkshire: What?

4. "Love"

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.
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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"

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).
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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"

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).
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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).

7. "London"

What it means everywhere else: Capital city of England.What it means in Yorkshire: Where we exile folk that don't belong.
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What it means everywhere else: Capital city of England.

What it means in Yorkshire: Where we exile folk that don't belong.

8. "Dinner"

What it means everywhere else: Evening meal.What it means in Yorkshire: Lunch.
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What it means everywhere else: Evening meal.

What it means in Yorkshire: Lunch.

9. "Tea"

What it means everywhere else: Hot drink brewed from tea leaves.What it means in Yorkshire: Evening meal.
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What it means everywhere else: Hot drink brewed from tea leaves.

What it means in Yorkshire: Evening meal.

10. "E-commerce"

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.
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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.

11. "Stranger"

What it means everywhere else: A person to avoid.What it means in Yorkshire: A person to greet warmly and introduce yourself to.
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What it means everywhere else: A person to avoid.

What it means in Yorkshire: A person to greet warmly and introduce yourself to.

12. "South"

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.
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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"

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.
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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.

14. "T-shirt weather"

What it means everywhere else: Anything above 15ºC.What it means in Yorkshire: Anything above 5ºC.
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What it means everywhere else: Anything above 15ºC.

What it means in Yorkshire: Anything above 5ºC.

15. "Shorts weather"

What it means everywhere else: Anything above 20ºC.What it means in Yorkshire: Anything above freezing.
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What it means everywhere else: Anything above 20ºC.

What it means in Yorkshire: Anything above freezing.

16. "Summer"

What it means everywhere else: A season lasting from May to August.What it means in Yorkshire: The August bank holiday weekend.
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What it means everywhere else: A season lasting from May to August.

What it means in Yorkshire: The August bank holiday weekend.

17. "Posh"

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.
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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.

18. "Lancashire"

What it means everywhere else: A county in northwest England.What it means in Yorkshire: Scum.
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What it means everywhere else: A county in northwest England.

What it means in Yorkshire: Scum.

19. "Pal"

What it means everywhere else: A close friend.What it means in Yorkshire: Someone you do not like.
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What it means everywhere else: A close friend.

What it means in Yorkshire: Someone you do not like.

20. "Knob"

What it means everywhere else: A rounded handle on a door, a dial on a piece of electronic equipment.What it means in Yorkshire: An idiot.
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What it means everywhere else: A rounded handle on a door, a dial on a piece of electronic equipment.

What it means in Yorkshire: An idiot.

21. "Dickhead"

What it means everywhere else: Someone who displays idiotic or loathsome behaviour.What it means in Yorkshire: A good friend.
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What it means everywhere else: Someone who displays idiotic or loathsome behaviour.

What it means in Yorkshire: A good friend.

22. "Bellend"

What it means everywhere else: The bell-shaped tip of a male appendage.What it means in Yorkshire: A very good friend.
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What it means everywhere else: The bell-shaped tip of a male appendage.

What it means in Yorkshire: A very good friend.

23. "Pudding"

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.
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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"

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.
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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.

25. "How do?"

What it means everywhere else: The beginning of a question.What it means in Yorkshire: A friendly greeting.
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What it means everywhere else: The beginning of a question.

What it means in Yorkshire: A friendly greeting.

26. "Tara"

What it means everywhere else: A female name.What it means in Yorkshire: Goodbye.
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What it means everywhere else: A female name.

What it means in Yorkshire: Goodbye.