Did you know that Yorkshire dialect is different from that of London as Texan is to New Jersey? That lovely phrase is from Elizabeth Ellen Carter, good friend and wonderful writer of romance. Obviously this post is aimed at those of us in the USA. Even those in the Antipodes like Ms. Carter are more likely to be tuned into Brit Speak than we are, though we love our historical romance set in England.
I did know suspect that actually. Accents and dialect in Britain are much more varied and local than those in the U.S. That’s why I tend to avoid writing in dialect. It is bound to come off fake, and besides, I find too much of it in a book to be extremely annoying.
In the off chance we might need to use a phrase or two, however, Elizabeth pointed some of us to this marvelous site: http://britishslang.co.uk/ The local collections in the right side menu are particularly fun.