A WOMAN believes her pretend Yorkshire accent amuses her Northern workmates, it has emerged.
Janet Fisher, from Kent, believes that as well as being funny, phrases such as ‘Bah goom, me old dooks’ and ‘Ta, chook,’ make Northerners feel at home.
Fisher said: “When they first arrive at the firm, the Northerners always look a bit shy and awkward, but as soon as I have approached them and said, ‘Ee ‘eck! Coopa t’brew, luv!’ you can see them becoming more relaxed.”
Fisher said she was confident talking to Northerners in this manner made them smile and feel “included”, except for those who have a chip on their shoulder.
She added: “I actually have an uncle from Peterborough, so I am part northerner myself, and totally get their quirky sense of humour. Reet t’grand, lard!”
Colleage Roy Hobbs, from Leeds, said: “I haven’t the faintest idea why she persists with it. Both my parents are solicitors and I went to Harrow.”