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Metro Rod West Yorkshire and Yorkshire Slang

1st August 2019

Metro Rod West Yorkshire and Yorkshire Slang

Metro Rod West Yorkshire and Yorkshire Slang


West Yorkshire Slang


‘Appy #YorkshireDay from Metro Rod West Yorkshire. T’celebrate the GREATEST day of't year we have put together some of ah’ favourite sentences you may only know if you’re from 'God's own country' and some definitions for those who unfortunately can’t understand:

  • “Tin tin tin.”
    You know that biscuit I was saving? Well it isn’t in the designated tin where it should be.
    Word for word: “It isn’t in the tin.”


  • “Supwier.”
    What on earth is wrong with that woman?
    Word for word: “What’s up with her.”


  • "'E's neither use nor ornament."
    That man serves no purpose whatsoever.
    Word for word: “He is neither no use nor ornament.”


  • "'Owt's better than nowt."
    Well it’s not exactly what I ordered but I suppose this will have to do.
    Word for word: “Anything is better than nothing."


  • “’E’s a reight bobby dazzler.”
    Oh my, doesn’t he scrub up quite nicely.
    Word for word: “He is a right striking person in their dress”.


West Yorkshire Slang


  • "Did I 'eckers like!"
    No way did I eat the last Yorkshire Pudding!
    Word for word: “Did I heck as like.”


  • "Naw'than thee, 'ow's tha' lass?"
    Hello there friend, how is the other half?
    Word for word: “Now then you, how is your wife?”


  • “Tha’ knows.”
    You understand, don’t you?
    Word for word: “You know.”


  • "Be reight."
    Oh no, I’m sorry to hear about that but I’m sure it will be okay and things will sort themselves out my friend.
    Word for word: “It’ll be alright.”


  • "'Ow much?"
    Oh my god. Have you seen the price of that? Absolute rob dogs.
    Word for word: “How much?????”


West Yorkshire Slang


  • "Mind you visit yer nan this weekend, she's getting reight mardy."
    Please can you pop around to your nans house, she is starting to get annoyed with you now.
    Word for word: “You should visit your nan this weekend, she’s getting annoyed.”


  • "Eeh, yer daft ha'peth."
    No, no, no, you fool. You don’t have a half-penny worth of sense.
    Word for word: “Oh, you daft”, “Ha’peth” is a contraction of “half-penny worth”.


  • "Tarra, duck."
    I’m either your grandparent or a bus driver and I wish you well on your way.
    Word for word: “Goodbye, dear”.


  • "Where there's muck, there's brass."
    You must be willing to get your hands dirty if you want to make a small fortune.
    Word for word: “Where there is dirty work, there is money to be made”.


  • "It's like Blackpool bloody illuminations in 'ere."
    Your mother does not appreciate you using all the lights in the house (most likely just one light).
    “‘Ere” how we pronounce here. Silent H of course.


West Yorkshire Slang


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Metro Rod West Yorkshire


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We are able to diagnose any problems with your drains by CCTV Surveys which allow our engineers to inspect the drains and decide the best solutions. The CCTV Surveys provides images of the actual damage, connecting pipework and the access to the problem area, therefore, allowing Metro Rod West Yorkshire to perform the best form of drain repair.

A damaged drain can lead to worse problems if not repaired. Without drain repair, damaged drains can cause blocked drains, blocked toilets, smelly drains or in worse scenarios, leaks and flooding. To avoid blocked drains, drain repair should be carried out as soon as possible. We can provide the best drain repair and care possible.


Blocked drains, Blocked Toilet, Blocked Sink in Bradford or Huddersfield?

Blocked drains are not something you want.

Blocked drains can cause so much stress and high unwanted costs, so it’s best to spot it as early as possible to prevent further damage.

There are multiple early signs of a blocked drain that can prevent such damage to any pipes, drains or general surroundings. Check out this article to find out more: How to notice blocked drains. I’m sure we all know the importance of a properly working toilet – so when the toilet gets blocked, you’ll want to deal with it swiftly. Check out this article to guide you on how toilet unblocking safely. If this can’t be done, give us a call to unblock drains safely.


The case behind the requirement to unblock drains = Fatbergs.

A fatberg is a thick mass that can be found in your drains, formed by the combination of non-biodegradable solids such as wet wipes and cooking fat. It’s extremely important for everyone to reduce the risk of blocked drains and flooding by simply not flushing anything other than pee, paper and poo. Yorkshire Water advises that at least 40% of all blocked drains in Yorkshire are caused by people putting the wrong things down their toilets and sinks. Read more on Yorkshire Waters campaign here. If you don’t flush wipes, you’re less likely to need us to unblock drains.


If you’d like more information on blocked drains, and you’re in the West Yorkshire area, visit the Metro Rod West Yorkshire page to get in touch with our friendly team.

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