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13th Oct 2016

17 ways being from Yorkshire makes you a better human being

How can you not be when you're fuelled by Yorkshire Tea and gravy?

Alex Finnis

1. Yorkshire Tea is unquestionably the best tea, and everyone knows that in Britain, tea makes up 70% of the human body.

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2. People in Yorkshire have principles – like never paying £5 for a fucking pint.

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Why would you when you can get a proper pint of real ale for £2.50 down your local?


3. We’re born and bred on Yorkshire Puddings, the greatest food known to mankind.

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There’s no better (or tastier) way to fill your body than with Yorkshires swimming in gravy.


4. And only people from Yorkshire know how to make a proper pie, with mash, gravy and mushy peas.

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5. Yorkshire-folk can withstand the cold – we’ll go out in a t-shirt in December, no problem.

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6. Speaking of going out – people from Yorkshire really know how to have a good time.

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He might be missing a leg, but we bet he had a fucking great night out.


7. Everyone knows Yorkshire-folk are the friendliest you’ll find. We know how to brighten your day with a joke and a quick natter, even if you’re a stranger.

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8. We’re inventive – just look at the language we use.


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Mardy (a word most people have only heard of because of Alex Turner), is a far better way to say someone’s in a bit of a grump.


9. Everyone is more polite here, people actually thank the bus driver, the shop assistants say hi and cars will stop to let you cross the road.


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10. How can you not feel blessed growing up with views like this on your doorstep?


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This is in the Yorkshire Dales.


11. Or proper seaside towns that serve the best fish and chips you’ll find anywhere in the world?


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Here’s Whitby, a far superior seaside town to anything you’d find down South, or in Blackpool.


12. Yorkshire-folk clearly have the most musical talent – just look at Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Def Leppard, The Cribs, Bring Me the Horizon… I could keep going…

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13. In Yorkshire, we’re taught how to care for all different types of animals, not just cats and dogs.

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Ferrets deserve love too.


14. People from Yorkshire really value their families. There’s nothing more important.

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Remember when Jonny Brownlee carried his brother over the finish line in the triathlon recently? That’s because they’re proper Yorkshire lads, and they know family comes first.


15. And it’s a county that’s all about community too. Most southerners don’t even know their neighbours’ names, in Yorkshire they’re basically surrogate aunties and uncles.



16. If you’re looking for a loyal friend, don’t look outside of the county boundaries. Especially don’t look in Lancashire, those snakes…


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Fuck Lancashire Tea too…


17. All of which is why people from Yorkshire actually feel proud of where they’re from. Chanting “East Sussex, East Sussex, East Sussex” just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?


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Yorkshire! Yorkshire! Yorkshire!