I rang my wife at home today to tell her that I am being sent on a couple of residential courses at work. The first is in County Durham and I said this with a passable County Durham/North Eastern accent. The second course is in the Midlands and I told her this in what I thought was a passable midlands accent - she thought it was more akin to Liverpool accent to which I am mortified because I can't do a passable Liverpool accent.
The Yorkshire accent is both interesting and if you are from the Hull area, lazy and not very pretty - erm... the accent, not the people.
As an example, there's an old joke about a Yorkshireman who takes his cat to be neutered. "Is it a Tom?" asks the Vet, "Nay lad, it's in this box." (It will spoil it if I have to explain it.)
Another Yorkshireman's wife dies. He ordered a tombstone for her grave and when he went to the mason's he ordered a simple inscription, "She was thine."
Some days later he went to inspect the stone and the inscription read, "She was thin." "Nay lad, thou art got it wrong. Tha's missed the 'E'."
A few days later he went to inspect the stone for the final time and the mason had changed the inscription to, "E, she was thin."
Have a great week - albeit a short one - wahaaaaaaaaaaay!