13 words and phrases you will only know if you are a true Leeds native

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As reports abound that the Yorkshire dialect may be under threat, there’s no better time to learn t’local Leeds slang.

We were inundated with nearly 500 comments after asking readers of the Yorkshire Evening Post what words and phrases only local Leeds folk will know.

With a recent study finding that the that northern accents and pronunciations of words could be wiped out in England within the next 45 years, we are on a mission to make sure these words don’t disappear.

So grab yer flat caps, whack on a Leeds top and grab a pint o’ Tetley’s as we run through some of the essential local vernacular that you need to know!