Following a special meeting of the Mac User Group at the then Secretary's residence in suburban Melbourne, a couple of us stayed back to finish off our hostess’s drop scones served with her husband’s delightful orange marmalade.
One committeeman asked the Secretary where she was from, “I’m thinking from your accent, you’re from Yorkshire?”
“Correct,” she replied.
Our intrepid enquirer proceeded apace, turning to her husband, a medical professional and said, “I admit to having trouble placing your accent, where are you from?”
“Driffield*,” was the very dry response from the specialist.
*Driffield is a farming area in the Gippsland rural region of the state of Victoria.
The doctor’s family had lived in the area for over 170 years.