It must be love

All reet love

(Common Sheffield Greeting)

Yes it’s true; Sheffield people really do call each other “love”. If you aren’t from Yorkshire, being called love sounds a bit odd at first, but here it’s just a normal, friendly term.

When I arrived here it was the one thing I thought I would never get used to, but of course now I’ve been here so long that I say it myself. I didn’t realise that I was doing this until I said “Thanks love” to a barman in London, who of course looked at me as if I was mad. It appears I’ve gone over to the North Side…

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