Judge (in Barnsley) accused of discrimination against Yorkshiremen after banning defendants from calling court staff 'love'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1bQehDaTL
Don't know what to say about this, you can't really defend Barnsley if you've ever been there.
But, as usual, a couple of non-stories that you'd be hard pressed to find on an inside page of the Barnsley Chronicle - they'd never even make the Y(E)P.
The dog story could happen anywhere so I've no idea why the emphasis is on Barnsley?
The 'Stipendiary Magistrate' is quite right, though. Love
is a general, all-encompassing term for anyone around these parts. No one should be offended in any way by it. I was quite taken aback when a (male) bus driver first said it to me when I was younger (not used in my family as we're all mongrels from all over the country) but after the initial shock you get used to it.
But... it has no place in a court of law, even if that court is just a court of petty sessions.
The worse part of stories like this are the wholly inaccurate 'regional' lists that the Mail dreams up too go with them. Where do they get their info from? Bizarre.