Straight-Talking

Yorkshire puddings. Yorkshire tea. Rolling hills. Locally brewed ale. A regional accent with a comforting twang. It is safe to say that good ol' Yorkshire boasts quite a lot. So, the distinctiveness of the big, bold and brash dialect should be celebrated. It's rather straight-talking after all is revealed. 

God's Own County. It's sprawling across three ridings. Yet, the dialect carries strong preconceptions and the perception of Yorkshire people is of the loud and "thick in arm, thick in head" stereotype, but the highly unique dialect has a certain warmth and humour to it, as well as asserting a strong sense of identity. It's withstood a fair share of mockery and although the frequent sniggers, it's honest. 

Many people visit the towns, cities and countrysides within Yorkshire but need to be brought up to speed with some of the funny phrases that are expressed. Postcards, T-Shirts and flyers will be floating around visiting centres, pubs, towns and villages - the regional hotspots for the out-of-towner. Almost like a sticker-bombing activity, Yorkshire sayings will be publicly displayed, aiming to entice visitors to interact with the messages and brush up on their Yorkshire. They are interactive in the sense that a Yorkshire phrase is exposed, with a formal English translation underneath a scratch-off material, instead of just popping up a poster for people to second glance at. 

Once one has unearthed what lurks beneath, they will realise that the gibberish chat is actually pretty straight-talking. No riddles. 

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