GP's dictionary of Yorkshire terms

Doncaster PCT has produced a Yorkshire-English dictionary to help foreign doctors working in the area translate their patients' medical conditions.

Dr Lis Rodgers, the Doncaster GP who compiled it, said that many overseas doctors have perfect English, yet struggle to make sense of the region's colloquialisms.

The dictionary will help them grasp that 'bins' means glasses, 'bits' means genitals, and 'popped his clogs' means death rather than footwear. A woman who says 'I've got my friend with me', is referring to a period.

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