Monday, June 22, 2009

What is a Geordie.

A Geordie is a regional nickname for a person from the Tyneside region of England.They say if you were born within the smell of the Tyne River, you’re a Geordie.An explanation for the name is that local miners in the north east of England used "Geordie" safety lamps, designed by George Stephenson in 1815, rather than the "Davy lamps" designed by Humphry Davy which were used in other mining communities.Geordie also describes the dialect that the Geordies speak.Here are a handful of good examples, especially from our local poet and "Pitmatic" speaker Raymond Reed. Gan on marra !! (Go ahead friend)

Now if you're really ready to experience the Geordie accent you've gotta click it or ticket!