People from Barnsley and Rotherham to be fitted with subtitles,
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Good point, reducing a half-an-idea to a one-liner seems to have robbed it of its purpose.
The oiginal idea was something along these lines:
Following research that shows 3 out of 7 overseas tourists find the yorkshire accent difficult to understand, the regional development agency has arranged for live subtitles to be visible just below the speakers head...
How about an iPod4 app, like the translate AnimalSpeak? You point your iPhone at a Yorkshireman, he wrangles and scowls for a while, then you get to find out what he said. It might not be worth the trouble, mind, and you could give your favorite so to speak, examples and not forget to mention that left-handed people should make an attempt to hold the phone correctly.
A Yorky accent might also have a strange bending effect on antenna reception, there might be vowels which slice under the thumb of a southpaw. If you sat down with this for 30 mins, Mr Dok, I'm sure you'd make a fine FP of it.
You can always tell a Yorkshireman.
But you can't tell him much.
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