In a message dated 14/04/2007 00:05:55 GMT Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:
Funny:

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2007/04/09/070409sh_shouts_alford


Gunnar
It's definitely very very 'seltsam' rather than at all 'komisch' to a native - the author most erroneously and carelessly has York taxi drivers speaking  like a caricature of  Eliza Doolittle or  [there's few, now even in London]  Cockney 'cabbies' - that would amuse said York taxi drivers enormously and they'd be very likely and most justifiably  to throw this totally misguided and ignorant 'humorist' straight into the River Ouse......
 
Genuine 'Yorkshire' is here
 
http://www.yorkshire-dialect.org/
 
 
Sorry to rant so parochially, but it's so wrong, it's outrageous - Auden would have been wryly and drily amused, though........
 
 
Best wishes
 
 
 David