Doctors Get Guide to Yorkshire Slang



Help is at hand for foreign doctors working in Yorkshire whose patients complain of sore lugholes or say they are feeling jiggered and can't stop gripping.

Health officials in Doncaster, South Yorkshire have compiled a guide of local dialect and slang to help a group of seven Austrian doctors - all fluent English speakers - better understand their sometimes thickly accented patients.

The guide includes some terms that are quite vulgar, but the doctors have found it very useful and it's also helped them integrate into life in this area.

They know now that lugholes are ears, feeling jiggered means exhausted and gripping is vomiting. Other terms include doofer for penis, tackle for testicles and popped his clogs for dead.

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