We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Precisely. You aren't supposed to say that right out loud, though.
Assistant Village Idiot
Gervase Phinn has written a number of books about his life as a teacher and school inspector in Yorkshire. His humor is evident throughout. He is best known for his "autobiographical novels:" The Other Side of the Dale, Over Hill and Dale and Head Over Heels in the Dales, Up and Down in the Dales, and The Heart of the Dales. His official memoir is titled Road to the Dales, The Story of a Yorkshire Lad.
As a Yorkshireman, Gervase Phinn always has the last word:
"You can always tell a Yorkshireman but you can't tell him much!"
I'm pretty innocent of the negative stereotypes about Yorkshire culture, so all I know is that I'd rather listen to that accent than almost any other. To me it sounds like Sharp of Sharp's Rifles, but for all I know that's a different region. Just catnip to me.
In Canada, we have Newfoundland, whose residents are called - more or less fondly - Newfies. At one point, I was in a job which required me to ask each client what their native language was - English, French, or other. I always classified my Newfie clients as "other" and they all agreed.
The OP "Is this offensive to people of Yorkshirian ethnicity?"
Whaaaaaat on earth is a YORKSHIRIAN?
I'm a YorkshireMAN Grrrhhh, not a Yorkshirian.
That insult aside, North Yorkshire where I live is the biggest UK county. The four counties of Yorkshire (NSEW) each usually claim to be God's own country, and quite rightly so.