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31-07-2014, 20:10
3 Yorkshire lads and 3 Cockney blokes were in a ticket queue at

York Central train station heading to Euston for a Scotland - England

International at Wembley.

The 3 Cockneys each bought a ticket and watched as the 3 Yorkies

bought just one ticket between them.

"How are the 3 of you going to travel on 1 ticket?" asked one of the


"Thall Ďaví tí watch aní larn" answered one of the boys from the North.

When the 6 travellers boarded the train, the 3 Londoners sat down,

but the 3 Northerners crammed into a toilet together and closed the door.

Shortly after the train set off the conductor came around to collect

tickets. He knocked on the toilet door and said, "tickets please."

The door opened just a crack and a single arm emerged with a ticket

in hand. The Conductor took it and moved on into the next car.

The Southerners saw this happen and agreed it was quite a clever idea.

Indeed, so clever that they decided to do the same thing on the return

trip and save themselves some money.

That evening after the game, when they all got to Euston, the Cockney

blokes bought a single ticket for the return trip, while to their

astonishment, the 3 Yorkshire lads didn't even buy 1 ticket.

"How are you going to travel without a ticket?" asked one of the

perplexed Cockneys. "Al tell thee, tha Ďas tí watch aní larn", answered

one of the Tykes.

When they boarded the train the 3 Cockneys crammed themselves into

a toilet and the 3 Yorkies crammed themselves into another toilet.

Shortly after the train began to move, one of the Tykes left their toilet

and walked over to the Cockney's toilet. He knocked on the door and

said "ticket please".

There's just no way on God's green earth to explain Yorkshire ingenuity,

is there?