Author Archives: Hortoris

Environmental Bits

Estuary English or Yorkshire Quotes? ‘Ouch’ -Issac  Newton am urt t’core New £50 notes do not grow on trees Gona-mo or al-clowt-thi-iftha-dunt-giower dumpin dahn khazi. Bubonic plagiarism Dammit I’m Mad –  palindromically pppppp proper prior ….. Green Yorkshire Quips Rubble … Continue reading

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Dour d’Yorkshire

What Defines a Dour Yorkshireman Yorkshire folk have a hard won but well deserved reputation of being on the right side of taciturn. Some may think us curmudgeonly but that does a disservice to those grumps who really are. At … Continue reading

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Old Amos Nowt but a Great Old Dalesman

Nowt but Old Amos It is better to ‘ave nowt than do nowt. A laugh at your own expense costs nowt He that knows nowt doubts nowt Nowt but rain leaves us all soggy Nowt is as desirable as summat … Continue reading

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Was His Nibs a Yorkshire Man?

Not all great phrases and sayings are Yorkshire-centric and ‘His Nibs’ is probably one created for the home counties elite. In one version of the meaning and derivation ‘His Nibs’ is ‘a mildly derisive mock title used to refer to … Continue reading

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Hose Pipe Ban in 2020? Not Enough Rain

Do you remember 1995 when Yorkshire Water excelled itself during that years drought and water shortages.Water rationing, bans and tankering fresh water supplies only partially alleviated the problem for the most hated water company in what Ofwat described as a … Continue reading

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Prix de l’Arc de Trinity

Longchamp has nothing on Leeds where we put our ‘orses on pedestals. Our jockeys look like sacks of cloth and it looks like our animals pay through the nose. Our top ‘orse is a skeleton of his former self but … Continue reading

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Bookworms of Yorkshire

You would expect a lot of good books to have been published about Yorkshire and God’s Own County and there are even many great books on our favourite subject and featured here is just one. A lyrical history of England’s … Continue reading

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Statuesque Yorkshire

Trafalgar Square has it’s plinths and Yorkshire folk have their  own  Sculpture Triangle encompassing the cultural venues of Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, The Hepworth art gallery in Wakefield, and the Henry Moore Institute and Gallery in Leeds. Somehow … Continue reading

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York Wall Walk Photos

Magnificent Minster Robin Hood Tower (as named by Royal Commission on Historic Monuments) Fake news? More magnificent minster Interesting roofs! Grays Court Hotel

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Tea Towels are US

Yorkshire – The White Rose County or as I am sure you prefer ‘Yorkshire – God’s Own County’ attracts a wide range of merchandise and there’s nowt wrong with that if it helps the Yorkshire economy. Take Tea Towels as … Continue reading

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