• Yorkshire Building Society has produced a useful home buyers Yorkshire dialect glossary this Yorkshire Day (1 August)

Whether you’re celebrating Yorkshire Day by taking a skeg (look) at a laithe (barn) conversion in the Yorkshire Dales or a terraced yam (home) in Bradford with a coil ‘oil (coal shed) in the garth (yard), Yorkshire Building Society is helping potential homebuyers make a reyt move to the region with a useful glossary of Yorkshire dialect. 

Yorkshire dialect glossary

Charles Mungroo, Senior Manager - Mortgages at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

We hope our Yorkshire dialect glossary will help anyone thinking of flittin’ to God’s Own Country to understand some of the local phrases they may come across when it comes to searching for a home in our beautiful county.

We are rightly proud of our Yorkshire roots and of helping people buy their own homes for over 150 years, but as we celebrate Yorkshire Day it is also worth pointing out that about 80% of our business is done outside the region. So as we proudly fly the White Rose flag, we’re equally proud to help people save for the future and buy their homes all over the country.

All information correct at time of publication.