Eyup nah! Si thi, all on thi: Hold on one moment please! Look (like proper Ausies start sentences wi - oops with) each and every one of you (contributors to this thread).
Ah dint get we-yer eye am bi stayin we-yer a wor an Ah dint get we-yer eye am bi callin a documentary a skit/sketch. I did not get where I am (a famous Yorkshire one-upmanship opener) by staying in that place in which I started and I did not get where I am at this moment by refering to the documentry footage (which underlies this thread) a skit or a sketch. We really do see life as the featured speakers do (and if they are indeed a bunch of mocking overpriviledged Oxbridge types they should be ashamed of their Yorkshire-phobic behaviour).
It's tough beeyin a Yorkshireman te start wi, it's even tougher beeyin a Yorkshireman in Straya cos nary a one o thi speaks proper English, like as what me an queen talks in.Needs no translation.
An legs! dont talk te me abauht legs And (traditional Yorkshire sentence opener) legs! Don,t talk to ma about legs (as in "Life, don't talk to me about life"*, a traditional Yorkshire "I've had it tougher than you-ism).
* With thanks to Douglas.
I'm a reyt proper Yorkie an dint ave any te lose, I am a genuine Yorkshireman (implicitly you are not and, logically therefore, a southern softie who does not know the meaning of hardship) and as a result of being a Yorkshireman was too impoverished to have legs in the first place.
ah wor legless most of mi life an all mi friends an relies wor too. Purely biographical asside and double-entendre.*
wi niver ad stocks niether, t'generation befoowor bunt em int war te keep warm s'when we got caught nickin teef wi just got kicked abauht tahrn bi t'local footy team. We no longer had stocks in my salad days as the previous generation had used them as winter fuel in a time of rationing and austerity (about to be reintroduced in the old country, I fear) so the punishment for tooth theft was a good bashing.
An that wor a proper footy teem too, not one that plays on t'cricket pitch. Austalians know nothing of proper football.
When ah wor a lad we'd ah got caned foh playin t'footy on t'cricket pitch, come t'think on it we did get caned foh playin t'footy on t'cricket pitch... regularly. Disciplne at my school was both harsh and violent.
an you try tellin t'young uns t'day, (all together now) They won't believe thi! Refers to the last line of the four Yorkshiremen interview.