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23 Slightly Unusual Things Everyone From Yorkshire Has Done

There's nowt so queer as folk.

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1. Taken a photo of Henderson's Relish spotted anywhere south of Nottingham and shared it on social media in disbelief.

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2. Eaten a delicious slice of Wensleydale with your Christmas cake.

3. Been personally offended by one or more of Sean Bean's many on-screen deaths.

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Why must our main man be slain so dramatically and repeatedly?

4. Ploughed your face into the warm, crumbly, comforting dough of a Fat Rascal.

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5. Got progressively more northern, no matter how slight your original accent, when around fellow Yorkshire folk.

Particularly when you meet them outside of Yorkshire's green and pleasant surroundings.
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Particularly when you meet them outside of Yorkshire's green and pleasant surroundings.

6. Felt personally rewarded by the sight of a stash of Yorkshire Tea in a new kitchen environment.

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7. Sacked off a weekend down the pub for a hearty hike in the country.

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With, uh, a pub as the end goal, naturally.

8. Outwardly mocked the tight Yorkshire stereotype, while inwardly shuddering at the barmaid demanding £8 for a gin and tonic in that fancy new bar.

9. Eaten a Yorkshire pudding as a starter.

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10. Asked the chippy for some scraps to complete your meal.

11. Omitted the word "the" from your vocabulary entirely.

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12. Taken a photo of a motorway sign that simply reads: The North.

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And probably used it as a Facebook photo for a short-lived spell.

13. Used the term "be reyt" to address a tricky emotional situation with ease.

14. Forgotten it was Yorkshire Day until someone at work mentioned it.

Then celebrated with six pints and a pork pie.
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Then celebrated with six pints and a pork pie.

15. Tried to out-Yorkshire your mates with tales of your grim childhood in an apparently non-ironic revival of the "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch.

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16. Called a non-Yorkshire person "duck" and received a blank face in return.

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17. Made up a nickname for your town that ups its otherwise lack of glamour.

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Looking at you Cas Vegas, Ponte Carlo, and Hullywood.

18. Had a phone call from your mam at 5:30pm to discuss at length what you’ve had for tea.

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19. Seriously considered writing in to Points of View to complain about the mispronunciation of numerous locations during the BBC’s Tour de Yorkshire coverage.

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20. Gone out without a coat in February because you want to save a quid on the cloakroom.

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21. Been asked to turn on "the big light".

And known precisely which light the request referred to.
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And known precisely which light the request referred to.

22. Offended someone who thought you were dropping the C-bomb when in fact you were just attempting to say the word “couldn't".

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23. Had a mardy.