Yorkshire folk are funny: it's a fact. If you need proof, go and stand in a bus queue or sit in a café with a bunch of them, take a walk along the high street or in the countryside, or go to a football match or the barber's shop. Funny things will be said — guaranteed.
If you need any more proof, delve into Yorkshire Humour, a delightful collection compiled by Ian McMillan from seventy years of Dalesman magazine and illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband.
In these pages you will discover how Yorkshire's little tykes are always ready with an insightful comment or impossible-to-answer question. Jokes and stories have always brightened the working day, and Yorkshire folk at rest and play can find humour on days out, in the pub and even the church and chapel, not to mention the eternal 'battle of the sexes' and Yorkshire's opinion of the rest of the world (and Lancashire). And then there is the Yorkshire dialect, which seems purpose-built to express all those humorous observations.
Yorkshire folk have always been renowned for their wry, warm and homely outlook on life. Here in this ebook is the very best of Yorkshire humour, funny stories and amusing anecdotes.
Austin Mitchell’s Grand Book Of Yorkshire Humour is published by Great Northern Books, priced £7.99. Austin is appearing at , , as part of Ilkley Literature Festival, on Friday, October 9.
Austin Mitchell's Grand Book of Yorkshire Humour contains 'Guaranteed fully organic' Yorkshire humour compiled by Austin Mitchell, media personality and politician, as consolation for the demise of Old Labour, flat 'ats and vowels to match.
This title contains 'Guaranteed fully organic' Yorkshire humour compiled by Austin Mitchell, media personality and politician, as consolation for the demise of Old Labour, flat 'ats and vowels to match. Austin comments: 'No other county, country or even continent has so much wit and wisdom as is contained in traditional Yorkshire humour. The ...