I really enjoyed your article about what makes a Lincolnshire yellabelly, being a proud yellabelly myself. So I thought I’d throw in what I thought you missed out.
Firstly, we are yellabellies or yellerbellies. Not yellowbellies.
A yellabelly says “Now then”
We certainly do not greet people with “Ay up mi duck” which has to be a Derbyshire greeting. A yellabelly says “Now then.”
We also have a great selection of Lincolnshire cheeses. And you’re a proud yellabelly if you know our history, such as being home to the Damnbusters and the RAF Red Arrows.
Alan Stennett’s book Nobbut a Yellerbelly is a great insight into Lincolnshire dialect and well worth a read. The Lincolnshire Life museum pays homage to our history, which featured, upon my last visit, a great exhibition on the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment.