Apologies if I am late to the party and you’ve already seen this…
There are some great Geordie expressions included in it, my personal favourite being “geet fat knacka” which my brother and I used to call each other. (Who am I kidding with the “used to”?)
Incidentally, for some reason this inserted video has now been deleted three times. I have no idea why. If it doesn’t play, just go to Youtube and search for “Geordie Haka”.
And according to my sister (who wrote a short piece in the Guardian about it yonks ago) the “Wheese keys are these keys” bit is/was used as a jibe against Sunderland supporters, apparently mocking their slightly different pronunciation. Tsk. Mackems, eh?
(By the way – shameless and loosely-connected plug alert – There is quite a bit of Geordie in my new book “Time Travelling With A Hamster” (Harper Collins, Spring 2016) which is set in the north-east, but none of it as broad as this. I wanted to give a flavour of the accent, rather than go all Irvine Welsh and transcribe a whole dialect.)
If you want to, you can pre-order it at Amazon. Just saying.Back to blog