Friday, 29 January 2016

England's North/South Divide.

I had cause to think about Yorkshire people today. Yorkshire people like to foster their reputation for being hard, uncompromising, unsophisticated and straight as a stair rod. It’s grim up North and that’s the way we like it! might be the watchword of the typical Yorkshire person.

So then I took to imagining a Yorkshireman and a southerner coming face to face on a narrow bridge. The southerner sniffs the air disdainfully and asks:

‘Excuse me, old chap, but do you think you might exercise propriety and good manners by at least offering to give way?’

‘Art tha jokin’, lad?’ replies the Yorkshireman. ‘I never believed in bloody fairies ’til I saw thee.’

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