10 Yorkshire words you may hear in the office!

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If you’re Yorkshire and proud then you’ll probably recognise today as Yorkshire day!

What could be better than a whole day to celebrate the wonderful region that is Yorkshire?

You’ll come across many languages in the IT and Tech sector, some of those may be coding languages like C++, JavaScript or Python but occasionally, you may just be graced by the Yorkshire language (yes, it’s pretty much it’s own language!).

If you are not from Yorkshire then you might just totally not get the hype and that’s ok… but, you’re going to need to understand the basics if you’re going to have a clue what anyone’s going on about. Although, possibly a little more toned down in an office environment you’re still going to come across these words at some point in your career.

So, here, in no particular order, is words – unique or not – that you might hear when you’re in a Yorkshire office.

How do

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

Nesh

What it means everywhere else: Generally nothing.
What it means in Yorkshire: Cold.

Now then
What it means everywhere else: To move things along in a professional/business sense, followed by: “Shall we begin?”
What it means in Yorkshire: Hello.

Love

What it means everywhere else: A romantic term
What it means in Yorkshire: Mate / friend.

Snap

What it means everywhere else: To break something
What it means in Yorkshire: Food / Lunch.

Mashin’

What it means everywhere else: Reduce (a food or other substance) to a pulpy mass by crushing it.
What it means in Yorkshire: To make Tea.

While

What it means everywhere else: While.
What it means in Yorkshire: Until.

Lug’ole

What it means everywhere else: Holes in a watch case.
What it means in Yorkshire: Ear.

Simmer

What it means everywhere else: Food preparation.
What it means in Yorkshire: Calm.

Tara

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

 

So there you have it, they should tie you over for another year. Just whatever you do, don’t ask for a bread roll or cob!

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