Geordie Phrases
#1
Us Geordies are well known for our home grown words phrases. Lets' see if we can compile a list of the most used. I'll kick off with a couple:

A divnee knaw - I don't know
As ganin yem - I'm going home
You can take the lad out of Jarrow but you can't take Jarrow out of the lad.
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#2
The best one I know is "Divvent drop ya dottle on the proggy mat" or in English "Don't drop your cigarette end on the carpet".Smile
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#3
Wu wu = with us a think :o
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#4
Hows about "coin the corner".My Gran used to say "I was best lookin lad in six pits",and she used to be "starvin of cold" instead of freezing of cold.
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#5
jarraman do you mean wiwu (wi as in whip and wu as in wonderful)as in with us.
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#6
Dont know how to spell it to be honest.

It goes something like " are you coming wi wu"
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#7
I thats the one! anyway thats me best guess at wiwu. LOLSmile

Almost forgot what about the "Bleezer" for lighting the fire, most of the time it was just the newspaper.
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#8
bonce, noggin = head
barnet = hair on head
duds, kegs = underpants
bait, scran = food
sneck lifter, neck oil = beer
on the lash\drink = drinking beer
You can take the lad out of Jarrow but you can't take Jarrow out of the lad.
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#9
Is the word "scullery" still used in Jarrow? Although I've lost some of my sayings, that is a word that I still use. (Of course, no one knows which room I'm talking about!)
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#10
Aye Pat its still used in some households.

Think what jarraman 1 said about the bleezers must have everyone thinking about the past.

We called it a blazer though. Newspaper over the fire to suck the fumes up and blaze the fire. These gas fires now are rubbish. Coal/wood fires were brilliant any day.
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