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|Subject: Yorkshire Dialect 17/1/2008, 7:36 pm|| |
If you enjoy the spoken yorkshire dialect then there are some examples on Yorkshire Dialect verse and i found some intresing poems to read. >>LINK>>>>Yorkshire Dialect.org>>
Heres one from the humour section........The Headstone.This anecdote is here because it was always well publicised by my good friend Alistair (especially on the very few occasions when he was 'with drink').
At the eventual passing of the eldest Nun in the Convent, the remainder of the members decided that a special headstone was required for such a devout person.
After much deliberation the inscription "God, she is thine
" was agreed upon and the local Yorkshire stonemason duly instructed.
The day before the ceremony the stone was delivered to the local church, but on closer inspection the Nuns were horrified to find a typo, as the inscription read "God, she is thin
The stonemason was telephoned immediately, informed that "you have missed out the "e", and asked to rectify the fault post haste as the memorial was required the next day.
The stone was collected by the stonemason forthwith and re-delivered later that day having been duly corrected.
The headstone now reading "e' God, she is thin
Maxine Friendship~ Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey
Locality: Blackburn, Lancashire
|Subject: Re: Yorkshire Dialect 24/1/2008, 8:24 pm|| |
Viking Voices and "Ey up"
Ey, that's a good site isn't it!! Yorkshire Dialect.org - thanks for telling us about it.
My dad gets the "Dalesman" monthly magazine & then passes them onto me. Always some very interesting snippets in these about Yorkshire towns & the Dales history, etc. They have a letter page, and the one below has been published this month........... (& as you know the phrase "Ey up!" is an old familiar term here where we live in East Lancashire too for "Look out!", not just in Yorkshire........ )In the Dalesman, January 2008, page 81
|Dr. Arnold Kellet, vice-president, Yorkshire Dialect Society, wrote:|
Bill Chambers (letters, November) says that the Basque way of greeting someone in the street reminds him of Yorkshire dialect "Ey up!"
But in most parts of the West Riding especially, in Wibsey, where I grew up, the phrase always meant "Look out!". For example, when as lads we were into some mischief, somebody might call out "Ey up, there's a bobby comin'!"
In my Yorkshire Dictionary I suggest that the possible origin is Viking.
A colleague of mine in the Yorkshire Dialect Society was once about to step out into the road, but hadn't seen an oncoming car. A Scandinavian friend quickly pulled him back, instinctively shouting in Swedish "Sey upp!" ("Look out!")
Maxine, We must try and find out about Dr Kellett's "Yorkshire Dictionary", that he mentions. I noticed they have a "Yorkshire Dictionary" on the Yorkshire Dialect.org website you posted above, but this just gives the meaning of "Eyup" as "Hello" - so that must be a different one that Dr. Kellett's.