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- toonmanc toonmanc May 28, 2013 19:10 Flag
I have added a definition going back many years to the itroductory pages, of the definition of a Geordie. It is the most definitive source and beyond doubt. A true Geordie is a lad/lass born on the north banks of the River Tyne in the Newcastle area. In general it is colloquialy refers to any Nor'Easter, which is untrue. Just as the Cockney title is given to Londoners, but is only partially true, as you know it only applies to one born within the sound of Bow Bells! This is a one that has always had me wondering, because on a windy day the Bells could be heard up on Highgate Hill! Many miles away.
Ah, but the Geordie is different. He is from the north side of the Tyne of Newcastle. I used to think it only applied to my neighbours born in the Munition Cottages on Scotswood Road, and anyone further North were...Scotsman!
Rudyard Kipling's Black and White and Geordie could be strudied as to how we come to be wearing Black and White in the Magpies. Most ineresting. Worth a study in your off season.
Anyone South of the Tyne? Well...gan canny, so what do we call them? Sorry Denis but this of the web - also I was born in the general and lived in chapel house !!!
- toonmanc toonmanc May 16, 2013 13:25 Flag
Geordies do not come from south of the tyne - fact!!! read your definition of a geordie - born north of the river in sight of the tyne - i thank you
- toonmanc toonmanc Sep 13, 2005 00:29 Flag
no - if you look over the last 1-10 years you will find this is a regular thing - i would take a look at derek wright and his physio team, after all these have outseen most of our recent mangers- co-incidence ? hmm makes you wonder.