Let iz naa Are you coming out the night? Geordie Lexis Geordie Dialect Vocabulary Many people believe the word dialect refers only to the use of unusual vocabulary, but this is only one aspect of a dialect. When they come to the U. Doing this will force you to think about the way you are speaking, until it begins to feel natural. Rather, it's , usually declining an advance of the romantic variety. Of the many wonderful sections of the British Library site, one of my favorites is i. If you don't give me it now, I'm going home. Some gadgie dunched me motor so I stotted a brick at his.
In recent years, the problem of mis-communication has diminished to a degree. It took me half way through season 1 to understand them, plus i work with a geordie so i usually ask him questions. Much of the local vocabulary is descended from Old English Anglo-Saxon , but has changed or been replaced in other varieties of English further south. From the French bon — good. Thus head sounds like heed. Agyen: Can mean again or against.
A statement often used to foreshadow a big night out on the Toon. If you like Football and watch Soccer Saturday Paul Merson says it all the time when he talks about an amazing goal; James probably got it from there. It has received a lot of interest from linguists, although its use appears to be declining today. A positive, excited or enthusiastic proclamation of agreement. Some experts say that Geordie words and pronunciation may be close to the English spoken by Chaucer. Modern stotties, or stotty cakes, like this , are lighter.
Whilst the material can be explicit, the language used in this adult comic strip is phonetically written Geordie, spelling out the words and phrases used by the native people of New Castle. Bleezer: Metal screen used to encourage the blaze in a coal fire. These 'plastic' Geordies tend to believe they are at the top of the social scale but are in fact in the middle of the social security benefit queue. Blather Skite: Someone who talks incessantly about nonsense. Be nice lad and try to help educated the lasses and lads questioning. There are a few arguments over where the actual term Geordie originally derived from, all of the theories have little evidence to be able to prove the true origin. Some suggest the name George, locally popular in the 18th century, figured in several popular ballads.
She is proper lush like Have you seen that girl over there? In Paul Foulkes and Gerard Docherty, Urban Voices: Accent Studies in the British Isles. That girl is a Worldie — A very attractive girl Yee — You Yem — Home yasel — yourself Mint — Good Proper Mint — Really good Proper…. Na, mate, I am oot wiv wor lass Hello, are you out tonight? It is also a useful source for picking up Geordie dialect, and culture of young people in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. They often say it when talking about ricci just really want to know what it means! I'm gan yem to me scratcha. This Geordie Dictionary was first set up before Geordie Shore had an international audience almost 5 years ago! Beclarted: To get dirty or mucky in the sense of needing a wash. Beck: Used in south and East Durham, Yorkshire and Cumbria.
Here is a little list to get you started on what the words mean. That way, those familiar with the word would know what was meant and those who are not familiar with it would at least avoid misunderstanding. Used to put proper workytickets back in their place. Blaydon Races: National Anthem of. Here are some of the more common Geordie mannerisms. Caln doon, al mek a cuppa.
Banker is like a guarantee i. If you come across one of these, please point it in the right direction of the closest Greggs. I understand the majority of people, its the ones with the Sunderland twang which are a little bit more difficult to understand. Geordie has a large vocabulary of unique words; many of these are formed just by sound changes, but some are entirely unfamiliar. Sentances Are yee comin oot the neet? A barney might also be a fight Bastle: A fortified farmhouse.
And it has sound clips! If you go north from Newcastle, speech gets gradually more Scots-sounding until you reach the border. So, to summarize, three factors make this dialect uniquely difficult for outside listeners. Geordie is renowned in Britain as being one of the most difficult to understand of mainstream British dialects. This is not unique to people from the Newcastle region, of course, but publicity over a couple of recent events has highlighted these problems. It presents, in immaculate detail, all of the salient phonological and grammatical quirks of this fascinating type of English. It just means something amazing, e. Although the name is localised to the Newcastle area, the dialect here merges gradually into the Northumbrian and Scottish dialects to the north and to a lesser extent into Durham and Yorkshire varieties to the south.
A right bobby dazzler Translation: Phrase used to describe someone who thinks the world of themselves; could be because of their clothes, good looks or class status. Any idea what this might mean? In many cases, what is the simple past form in standard English is also used as a participle in the Geordie variety. They represent natural, authentic usage, rather than reported usage, which can sometimes be exaggerated. Press Translate to convert to the Geordie dialect. Geordies are also known for their mastery in manual labour i. Boody: Potware or plasterware, especially an ornament of a dog. Peter Beardsley, another soccer player and Geordie icon, even suffered the indignity of having English sub-titles on all his television interviews.