The Yorkshire dialect can be tricky to understand if you’re not from the area, and with so much variety across the region, it’s easy to be confused by some of our unique turns of phrase. Even if you’re local, you might be surprised to learn the origins behind some of the city’s signature slang. Loiners The term Loiners has long been used to refer to natives of Leeds. While its exact origin still remains unknown, there are three competing theories to explain how the nickname came about. The most common theory is that it could stem from the name Loidis, which was used in the 8th century to refer to the district around modern day Leeds. Loidis later became known as Ledes or Leedes, and eventually Leeds. Another theory suggests that in the 19th century there were many yards and closes around Briggate, the back entrances of which were known as ‘low ins’ or ‘loins’, sparking the term Loiner. And a third argument has it that locals used to refer to streets around the Briggate area as ‘loins’ (a corruption of ‘lanes’) and the people who gathered to gossip in these were consequently named Loiners. Mardy Thanks to the Arctic Monkey’s… Read full this story
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