Yorkshire Day on 1st August is an annual celebration of all that is great about God’s Own Country – but anyone from outside the area can be forgiven for struggling to understand our regional lingo.

Sayings such as ‘Ow do’, ‘ay’up’ and ‘maffin’, which can flummox those visiting from overseas, all feature in a new Yorkshire Day phrase card prepared by Holiday Extras to help non-natives enjoy the festivities just like a local.

The pocket-sized card, available on the company’s Facebook page, includes five conversational phrases translated between Yorkshire, Spanish and French and can be used by visitors to the region as well as residents preparing to travel abroad!

Holiday Extras helped more than one million Yorkshire residents enjoy a hassle free holiday last year and is now inviting members of the public to share their own suggestions for the guide by submitting their comments to its Facebook page: www.facebook.com/holidayextras. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a Wallace and Gromit sat nav voice.

Jason Hindle at Holiday Extras, commented: “Whether you’re heading t’beach, one of Yorkshire’s sensational cities or stunning countryside spots this Yorkshire Day, we hope you have a reet grand day out! Our conversational cheat sheet may help anyone less familiar with Yorkshire’s charming vernacular feel like a local during their festivities and we can’t wait to see suggestions for more phrases to add to our guide.”

Holiday Extras offers a wide choice of holiday add-ons, including airport parking and hotels, airport lounges, travel insurance and holiday car hire. For more information and to book visit www.holidayextras.co.uk.

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