Who is the most famous Geordie?
- Anne Reid.
- Rowan Atkinson.
- Alun Armstrong and his son.
- Tim Healey.
- Neil tenant ( Pet Shop Boys)
- Lee Hall ( writer of ‘Billy Elliot’
- Ant and Dec.
- Perhaps the most famous Christmas angel : ‘Clarence Odbody AS2’ ( angel second class)! Henry Travers played the role in the film, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’. He was born in Prudhoe.
How do Geordies say hello?
So, let’s start with “alreet”. This chirpy little word can be used to greet your new Geordie friends, or to ask someone if they are OK, for example: “Are ya [you] alreet?”, to which you should receive a response “aye” (yes), or “na” (no). Now on to the art of conversation.
What is the difference between British and English?
Basically, English is just for those things that are of England only. Including the language, even though it is used in other parts of the world, it is only of England. British, is for things that are of the entire United Kingdom, generally. So, British includes English things and others.
What does Marra mean in Geordie?
MARRA. Marra, as a slang word for a mate, derives from a local pronunciation of marrow, which has been used to mean “companion” or “workmate” since the 1400s.
Why do Geordies say wuh?
Not many people are aware of this, but we Geordies say ‘wuh’ for ‘we’ or ‘us’, and ‘iz’ for ‘I’, which is commonly mistaken for ‘us’. For example, ‘she was looking at wuh’ = ‘she was looking at us’.
Can you be 100% British?
Just one or two people are 100 per cent British reckons DNA expert, Brad Argent, who recently came to the fore after video The DNA Journey went viral. He told Express.co.uk: “Its very difficult to find people who are 100 per cent British.
Why do Geordies say us?
The meaning of this seems fairly obvious, until you realize that us in Geordie often refers to the first person singular (i.e. ‘me. ‘) Hence, a listener might be perplexed as to who this Geordie’s friends are that he isn’t mentioning.
How do you say yes in Geordie?
Geordie Words Translated:
- Aye – yes.
- Nar – no.
- Nee – no.
- Wor – our.
- Gan – going.
- Yee – you.
- Doon – down.
- Neet – night.
What is a hinny Geordie?
Geordie saying: hinny. Non Geordie translation: wife, female companion or life partner.
Is mackem an insult?
We may dispute the engine-fitting theory but ‘Mackem’ does seem to have originated as a jibe or an insult. If it began as a jibe, then the term ‘Mackem’ has similar origins to ‘Geordie’, which also seems to have started life as an insult or patronising term that was then subsequently adopted as a label of local pride.
Are Geordies Vikings?
It must be true, the Geordies are modern day Vikings and their unique dialect reflects the rough, uncouth tongue of those not-the-least-bit-boring raiders and settlers of eastern England. Tyneside sits at the centre of the historical rump of the kingdom of Northumbria that survived the Viking invasions.
What are lexical differences?
We can observe lexical variation – differences in words and phrases – by comparing the way English is spoken in different places and among different social groups. This is demonstrated, for instance, by the variety of words used for ‘bread roll’ in different parts of the country.
What does howay mean in Geordie?
The Geordie spelling of the word we all know to mean either ‘come on’ or an exhortation to your chosen football team to perform harder is HOWAY, but it’s commonly misspelled as HAWAY. Terrifyingly, the latter is actually a Sunderland spelling of a word meaning something very similar.
What is a Mackem accent?
Mackem, Makem or Mak’em is the informal nickname for residents of and people from Sunderland, a city in North East England. It is also a name for the local accent (not to be confused with Geordie); and for a fan, whatever their origin, of Sunderland A.F.C.
What do Geordies call babies?
Bairn is a Northern English, Scottish English and Scots term for a child. It originated in Old English as “bearn”, becoming restricted to Scotland and the North of England c. 1700.
Why do Geordies say man?
As in Shakespearean times, this word means “Yes” in Geordie, however it’s often coupled with “why” for emphasis. So, in answer to the question “Are yi gannin oot the neet?” (Are you going out tonight?), your typical Geordie would respond thus “Why aye man.
How old is the Geordie accent?
approximately 1,500 years