Come fra together – localised Yorkshire dialect for when something is broken or not working anymore

At the weekend I was back in my home village of Gowdall, Yorkshire. I was reminded of this this local phrase that I used to hear the old timers use when I was a kid ‘come fra together‘. It is used to describe something is no longer working or broken, etc. Literally ‘ come from together’ or a phrase we might use in a more limited sense today ‘come apart’.

Come fra together is Brilliantly simple and descriptive, I intend to start slipping it into conversations where I can so as to help preserve it into the future:^)

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One thought on “Come fra together – localised Yorkshire dialect for when something is broken or not working anymore

  1. Gina

    I’m really glad I read this so I’m prepared when you use it, to make an appropriate response 🙂 (what is the appropriate response????)

    Reply

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