Originally Posted by jackh
I was talking to a man from Wakefield who had worked in the building trade.
He said that fellow workers from Sheffield were known as 'dee dars'.
I have never come across this term.
Can anyone throw any light on it?
I had no idea that anyone in Wakefield would use the term, but Notts and Derbys people use it, in relation to Yorkshire people, and more specifically Sheffield (as those are the closest Yorkshire men and women to Notts and Derbys) as old Yorkshire accents had a lot of 'thee' and 'thars'... Have to say that I haven't really met Sheffield people who talk like this, but it's just mickey taking... Heard that accent more when you get to Barnsley and above...