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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Got send this and had to share it. T:

You Know you're Barnsley if...

* You define Summer as three months of bad coal picking.

* Your definition of a small town is one that only has five pubs.

* Bull bars, 'Tarn Army' and 'traffic light' air fresheners come standard on all your cars.

* You refer to the Tykes as "we."

* At least 50% of your relatives used to work downt pit.

* You can make sense out of the word Asthagorowttegivus.

* You have ever gotten frostbitten and suntanned in the same week.

* You identify a Sheffield accent as "Southern".

* You know what "twocking" is. (Taking Without Owners Consent)

* You learned to drive a Reliant Robin before the training wheels were off your bike.

* "Down South" to you means Chapletown.

* Traveling coast to coast means going from Wath-on Dearne to the Ladybower Res.


* Snap is something you eat.

* You know that a bag of spice is something kids eat.

* You were brassed off by the movie "Brassed Off."

*You have no problem saying Peniston.

* You consider Holmfirth "exotic."

* You got a passport to go to Leeds.

* Your idea of foreign culture is listening to Oasis.

* You don't have a coughing fit from one sip of Barnsley Bitter.

* Summat to Eight is a meal, not the time of day.

* You used to think Mischievous Night was included as an official school holiday.

* You know that Jump is a real place.

* You have one word that means Hello, How are you,Whats this, Hang on a minute and bloody hell! (Ayup..)

* A Chip oil and a Bug oil is a grand night owt.

* Eastern Promise is a blind date in Doncaster.

* Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a miner next to your Leylandii.

* You think there should be a "Southern puff, go home" bumper sticker on every car north of Ecclesfield.

* Your neighbor throws a party to celebrate his new flymo.

* A Friday night out is taking your girlfriend yomping up the tips with the rotweiller.

* McDonalds is a posh night up town.

* You go to work in a shellsuit in the morning and return home wearing someone else's shorts.

* Kids roar..

* You know how to line dance.

* pop is a drink, not your grandad

* Formal wear is a kappa shirt, union jack boxers and a baseball cap.

* You think a warm winter coat is Thompsons Waterseal

* You are unaware there is a legal drinking age.

* You have to go to Tererife to get a tan in August.

* You have caught a fish in the Dearne and it glowed in the dark.

* You know where the towns of Pogmoor and Pilley are

* You have more fishing poles than teeth...

* You decided to have a picnic this summer because it fell on a weekend .

* You know that "Oo war shi wi", "She wa wi ersen", O wa Shee Naa" "aaah shi wa" isn't Chinese

*You proudly claim that the Town Hall is the highest point in Yorkshire.

*You have subsidence insurance.

*Your idea of a cruise ship is a tin bath in the Dearne, and your idea of a foreign cruise ship is rowing boat on Elsecar Reservoir.

*You can pronounce "Alhambra" but can't spell it.

*If someone says "Castlereagh," "Pitt" or "Peel" you think Street instead of Prime Minister

*You get on a bus marked "Jump Circular" without a second thought.

*You can cross two lanes of heavy traffic and U-turn through a central reservation while avoiding two joggers and a traccy bus then fit into the oncoming traffic flow while never touching the brake.

*You can consistently be the second or third person to run a red stop light.

*You got rear-ended 10 times by people with no insurance.

* The major question when the Barnsley Chronicle runs a restaurant review is "Whats a restaurant?"

*The rest of the review is about how Barnsley got all cosmopolitan when Burtons sold out to Ronald McDonald

*You judge a cafe by its black pudding and gravy.

*You consider having warm chips and a pickled onion as your birthright.

*You call drinking water "Dearne Valley Pop".

You visit another town and they "claim" to have Barnsley Chop -- but you know better.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Must point out my wife send me that, proud Yorkshire women that she is.

* You think there should be a "Southern puff, go home" bumper sticker on every car north of Ecclesfield.
Personal favourite.

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Waiting for more funds !!!.
Your van is coming on great fella keep posting them pics.
Will have to catch up at some point soon.

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A think NCB donkey jackets are goin't be all the rage in Paris this year!
Come on't Tarn.
They started becoming fashion accessories in the early 80's, I had one and the nearest coal mine was 30 miles away.
Then Michael Foot started wearing one and that was it.,I never saw one again.I:
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