Monday 2 May 2011

Yorkshire Dialect - Capstick Comes Home / Stairfoot Rarndabart

In my previous post I mentioned that I spoke with a particular dialect. However I didn't mention what it was. I'm from South Yorkshire, England, which for historical reasons and for purposes of identifying the dialect is also called the 'West Riding'. Here's a perfect example of the accent, which was recorded 30 years ago when I was at school - I still remember this being played on the radio (it was high up in the top ten of the music charts!) and calling people 'spawny-eyed, parrot-faced wazzocks'!

Ee, them wer t'days!

This one's even more local. Stairfoot Rarndabart even mentions Wath, abaht a mile away from ar 'ouse: