There’s some big differences between people from Yorkshire and those from outside the county. Proud of their home, Yorkshire people are used to their customs, and won’t be changing any time soon.
1. No-one skips the gravy
In Yorkshire, a dry dish is a sad day. If you’ve gone to all the trouble to cook a roast, why not finish it off with a good serving of thick Yorkshire gravy. The same’s true for your fish and chips; if you’re having chips, you better be smothering them in gravy.
2. Not everyone wears a flat cap
While you’ll, of course, see the odd flat cap wearer, it’s not as common as you might think. A stereotype that’s pretty familiar to southerners, it isn’t actually all that true. While there used to be much more of a fancy for the ol’ flat cap, Yorkshire ditched the look when it started to become popular in the South.
3. Nobody has friends from Lancashire
The old Yorkshire versus Lancashire rivalry is still as strong as ever. Going all the way back the the War of the Roses, this mutual hostility is often known as ‘The Roses Rivalry’. From sport to drinking, from landscapes to sense of humour, a Yorkshireman would never admit defeat to a Lancashireman.
4. No-one forgets their manners
The South can be known as an unfriendly place. Busy and frantic from long days in the office and cramped living, Southerners tend to keep themselves to themselves and never look up. Every Yorkshire native knows to thank the bus driver, chat to the news agent, chuckle with the waitress. With all their Ps and Qs in check, Yorkshire people are far more friendly and much more polite.
5. No freezer has store-made Yorkshire puddings.
Yorkshire puddings are made every Sunday religiously. There’s none of this ‘Aunt Bessies’ Yorkshire puddings! Yorkshire puddings are made fresh and put on the plates of every Beef roast across the county. A store-made version just wouldn’t cut it.
6. Don’t make a fuss
Yorkshire people don’t like to be fussed about. All that faffing around on birthdays and when it’s cold or if the waitress brings you the wrong food. If you’re from Yorkshire, you just get on with it.