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  • noun Plural form of Yorkshireman.

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Examples

  • Rabelais's Gargantua is a prime example of absurdity as literary device (compare the structure of the great "arse-wiping" scene to the "Yorkshiremen" sketch above).

    Strange Fiction 4

  • Rabelais's Gargantua is a prime example of absurdity as literary device (compare the structure of the great "arse-wiping" scene to the "Yorkshiremen" sketch above).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • And as my friend Paul keenly observed, this is when the debate turned into Monty Python's hilarious "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch where a bunch of snooty aristocrats wax nostalgic about their difficult upbringings, trying to out-poor each other with one absurd claim after another.

    Andy Ostroy: The GOP Candidates Do Monty Python's "Four Yorkshiremen"

  • Waters's book captures these paradoxes of personality very well, demonstrating how the poverty of his childhood, which Trueman tried to play down like the antithesis of one of the Four Yorkshiremen from the splendid At Last The 1948 Show sketch, affected him throughout his life.

    Fred Trueman: the good, the bad and the grouchy | Rob Bagchi

  • Clive Brill, the director, has had a good idea for the soundscape which doesn't quite work: the Volsci are Yorkshiremen, and the incidental music is therefore all in colliery brass band style.

    April Books 3) From One To Zero: A Universal History of Numbers, by Georges Ifrah

  • You certainly won't find any dour Yorkshiremen boasting about living in a hole in the ground at this festival, which explores working-class creativity and politics with film, music, theatre, art and discussion.

    This week's new events

  • "Without wanting to sound like one of Monty Pythons 4 Yorkshiremen this is how things have changed in recent times," begins Richard Tenser.

    Transfer window deadline day 2012 – as it happened

  • The most notable contributors are an unusually puppyish Yorkshire, who fielded a team that included 10 Yorkshiremen against Nottinghamshire, six of them aged 23 or under.

    New kids on the block stake their claim for England Test place

  • Headingley's £21m pavilion was in use for the first time today, and for that sort of price there were some Yorkshiremen on the top floor who reckoned they should have tarted up the view over south Leeds as well.

    County cricket - as it happened

  • Headingley's £21m pavilion was in use for the first time today, and for that sort of price there were some Yorkshiremen on the top floor who reckoned they should have tarted up the view over south Leeds as well.

    View of Yorkshire fans obscured by clouds after defeat by Warwickshire

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