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Yorkshire stereotypes bingo

November 18, 2013

Stewart Arnold writes

The Daily Mail, amongst others, trots out any number of lazy, ill-informed stereotypes about Yorkshire, so I have devised a bingo card to have at hand when reading the London-based press. There are no prizes sadly, just the satisfaction of recognising lazy southern journalists at work.

Lazy southern media Yorkshire stereotypes bingo card

‘It’s grim up north’


Norah Batty’s tights

Dirty Leeds

Flat caps

Ferret legging

Geoffrey Boycott

‘Where’s there’s muck there’s brass’

Mushy peas


Tight wads

Arthur Scargill

‘ee bah gum’


You have to be born in Yorkshire to play cricket for the county

Northern monkeys




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