1 EAGLETON NOTES: For YP

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Friday, 29 September 2017

For YP

I had lunch with old and dear friends in Glasgow last week. The fact that She is from Yorkshire (despite having lived in Scotland for perhaps most of her life) means that She never forgets her roots. So on this occasion, and this occasion only, I shall happify YP with a motto on Her kitchen cabinet.


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  1. I'm from Yorkshire and take exception to "THA'S PRETTY CLOSE." PERFECT WOULD DO FINE.

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    1. Sorry about that Adrian but you don’t pull my leg constantly because I was born on the Red Rose side of the boundary.

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    2. We all have our crosses to bear Graham.

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  2. Well that makes me pretty close to perfect. I was born there but didn't live there. My grandparents did and my mum returned to them to give birth to me because London was being bombed and that is where she lived. So now I'm an Aussie born in Yorkshire. You can't get more perfect than that.

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    1. Well, Diane, I'll certainly endorse the Aussie part but as a Lancastrian......

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  3. Well I suppose I'm not even close to close, but I did live a month with a family in Yorkshire back in my teens, and I hope that counts for something. (Not sure what - but something...)

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    1. Monica, well that's more time than I have spent living in Yorkshire.

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  4. As the bishop said to the actress, "I have been happified!"

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    1. '... as he came out of the Lodge Meeting.' as is said YP.

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    1. Maywyn, laughter is the best medicine (for what I'm not sure).

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  6. This one is for my wife too as she was born in Yorkshire .She knows this saying so I hear it once in a while

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    1. Good heavens Red. I'm beginning to feel absolutely outnumbered.

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  7. An Australian born friend of mine with a long dead Yorkshire grandfather is still going on about the perfection of Yorkshire. You're a funny lot, aren't you?

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    1. Kylie I think that's the most apposite comment that any of us have so far made.

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  8. People who write (or buy) such things must have very little self confidence. As all people know, only Sussex folk are totally perfect, but we never mention it.

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    1. Cro The South doesn't count. It's nearer the Equator than Watford.

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  9. We lived in N.Yorks for over 20 years and were a bit embarrassed to hear the saying, (translated into English) 'Don't do anything for nothing, but if you do, do it for yourself'. We thought that it was a little mean! (Nowt and Yorsen features in the original)

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    1. Oh Potty now you have happified me. Tha's described Yorkshire to a treat.

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  10. Another Yorkshire tyke chiming in! Suppose you all know the song "on Ilkley moor 'bart tat?"

    I love the friendly north/south banter on here.
    Beverley

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    1. Beverley I remember going on a visit to Ilkley with friends many years ago and we must have sung ourselves horse. We Lancastrians are never afraid to visit foreign lands.

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