Sheff Speak; Learn t'Talk Reyt...
Only moved three hours north and feel like you're in a different country? Yorkshire has lots of great highlights and the language is definitely one.
We've translated some key Yorkshire words/phrases to get you started:
- 'Reyt'' - means OK
- 'Butty' - is a sandwich
- 'Bun' - Cake
- 'Bread cake' - bread roll
- 'Faffing' - means messing about
- 'Mardy' - is moody or sulky
- 'Nesh' - describes someone who suffers in the cold weather
- 'Lass' - girl/women
- 'Ta' - means thank you
- 'Sithi' - means goodbye
- 'Tret' - means treated
- 'Loppy' - means dirty
- 'Quid' - £1
Greetings and parting phrases
- 'Ey up' is often used to say hello.
(Don’t be offended if someone says this to you and walks away before you reply).
- ‘Cheers,’ can mean ‘Goodbye,’ as well as ‘Thank you.’
- ‘See you later,’ also means ‘Goodbye' and doesn’t necessarily mean you will see that person later in the day.
- 'It don't open while 8' means 'It doesn't open until 8 'o' clock'
- As well as the drink, ‘Tea’ can mean the evening meal/dinner.
- You will often hear Sheffield people refer to their midday meal/lunch as ‘Dinner.’
- Luckily, ‘Breakfast,’ usually means the same thing throughout the UK.
Don't forget ...
Don't faff lookin' for a quid in thi pocket - If tha uses thi SHUcard tha gets points tha can use t'get thi sen a cuppa fo' nowt!