Geordie Phrases
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.
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
Wu wu = with us a think :o
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.
jarraman do you mean wiwu (wi as in whip and wu as in wonderful)as in with us.
Dont know how to spell it to be honest.

It goes something like " are you coming wi wu"
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.
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.
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!)
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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