As a child I had a habit of constantly getting food, drink, or other substances on my clothing. My family decided to declare anytime that someone got an unwanted substance on their clothing it would be called york, yorked, or yorking yourself.
Dude, you yorked yourself.
Oh baby, that was great but you yorked all over my clothing.
You need to stop yorking yourself.
Did you york yourself?
But during the industrial revoloution, what were previously smaller cities and towns took a bigger role due to the fact there were more mills and factories in places like Bradford and Leeds.
One thing however, that York still holds on to is a major tourism industry. Despite having too many tourists pronouncing Gillygate wrong (it is pronounced Jillygate), it is an awesome city.