02 December 2005

Speaking in tongues

As I believe I may have mentioned, I am from Yorkshire. If you are not from the UK, I really don't expect you to be able to translate the following. Everyone else, feel free to have a good attempt. This is a genuine email sent to be by my father last week. It even took me a while to decipher, and I speak the tongue! I really don't want to think how long it took him to write this email, but I shudder to think!

NARTHEN WOTS THA DUWIN T'DAY, AS THA BIN T'TOWN SHOPPIN EH? AS THA BAWT OWT
NEECE?WOTS WEETHER LEEK A T'UNOLY SIDE O PENNINES,? ITS NITHERIN ERE WI A
LAZY
WIND THAT GOES REET THRU YAWIR OFF T'DESINER ARTLET T'MORRER T'SEE IF
WI'CN GET
ANUTHER PLATE COS YUR MUM BROK WAN ON T'OVEN T'UTHUR NEET. A DAANT
THINK
TH'ILL SWAP BITS FUR A NUWUN BUT THAS NOWT LOST I 'ASKIN IS THURWIMART
EEN SEE A
NU FRYIN PAN WEEL SITHEE O'MUNDAY, LUKAFTR THISENN

I told you I could speak more than one language didn't I?

Full marks to anyone who can correctly decipher either a) the meaning, or b) the actual words.

4 comments:

MuppetLord said...

That was easy...apart from thurwimart....and I'm from this side of the Pennines.

MuppetLord said...

Oh, sorry, I read it wrong. Now I understand it all.

Stu said...

There appears to be a phrase missing : "Thurz trubbul upat' mine lass"
which occurred in every Yorkkshire TV soap that I ever saw ;-)

Stu

Anonymous said...

Now then, what are you doing today? Have you been to town shopping? Did you buy anything nice? There's a bloody cold, annoying wind blowing up here; it goes right through you. We're off to the designer outlet tomorrow to see if we can get another plate, because your mum broke one on the oven the other night. I don't think they'll swap bits for a new one but there's nothing lost in asking is there. We might even see a new frying pan. We'll see you on Monday, look after yourself.

When I first met my friend from North Yorkshire, over a year ago, I didn't understand a word he said. I've got quite good at translating now though.