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Ee bah gum!

1st Aug, 2012 | Posted by in Blog

Yorkshire Day was a very proud celebration for me, being a reet proper Yorkshireman missen. Well… maybe I’m not that Yorkshire; I don’t even follow cricket, plus I quite like people from Lancashire.

Still, here’s the greeting I offered my on my Twitter account that morning:

Happy Yorkshire Day to you all! Flat caps, Pontefract cakes, Bronte books, Yorkshire puddings, Jarvis Cocker and ferret legging all round!

 

I think that sums up my county pretty well, although non-Brits may not know what those are, so here’s a key:

Flat cap: A cap worn by many older men in Yorkshire, as flat as their dull, lifeless eyes.

Pontefract cake: Small, circular black sweets made of liquorice which, if eaten in large quantities, can cause bowel purging.

Brontë books: Novels written by three Yorkshire sisters who lived tragic lives and died young. Lovely stuff.

Yorkshire pudding: A savoury pudding served with roast dinner, perfect for filling full of peas so you can fit more meat on your plate.

Jarvis Cocker: He wants to sleep with common people like you.

Ferret legging: Here you go.

 

So, yeah, that’s pretty much what this county is all about. Plus David Hockney of course, with his massive art piece Bigger Trees Near Warter (that’s not a typo, Warter is a village in East Yorkshire), which shows big trees near, well… near Warter.

So I hope you had a happy Yorkshire Day, and a very heartfelt “Ee bah gum!” to you all.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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