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Yorkshire regional accents

English: A map of the metropolitan county of S...

English: A map of the metropolitan county of South Yorkshire, England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Having grown up in Lancashire, then moved to Yorkshire at 18, my accent is a strange mixture of both sides of the north, often combined with a slight twang of whoever I happen to be talking to. To have a good listen to what I sound like, you can listen to some of our podcasts!

I do have a fascination with regional accents, not least because we have such a wide range of them in the UK. This video is a lovely snippet of Ian McMillen – a delightful poet from Barnsley – explaining the different accents within Yorkshire to Stephen Fry, highly adored national treasure.

It is followed by a video of a young girl with a broad Yorkshire accent – it is an adorable snapshot of how some people sound in this part of the world.

I originally saw this after Ian tweeted it, and it was on the Dalesman website.