Monday, 4 April 2011

GEORDIE GLOSSARY OF TERMS 'A' to 'Z'



AN ’'A' to 'Z' 'GEORDIE' GLOSSARY OF TERMS and RHYMIN' SLANG  (for the benefit of ‘non Geordie’ readers!)
In 'Geordiebetical order!



'A'

Arthurs=Arthur Scargills=Gargels=Beers. 
Aan=Own. 
Alan Whickers=Knickers. 
Ah/Aa=I. 
Aad=Old.
 Aad Biddy=Old Woman. 
Aad Wifey=Old Woman. 
Alang=Along. 
Aboot=About. 
Anly=Only. A'd=I'd. Aaltogether=Altogether. Aall=All. Aroond=Around. A'v=I've. Ahaad=A hold. A'm=I'm. A'd=I'd. Arriz=At me. Aalso=Also. 
Az=As. Aalways=Always
Arse ower tit=Trippin' & rollin' ower=Gannin 'head ower heels'=Somersault. Arriz=At me. Aad=Old. Aadest=Oldest. Aaful=Auful.
Ale hoose=Public House.
Aad doll=Mammy=Mater=Mother.
Az rough az a 'badgers'=F****d with the drink=Very ill.
Aall on mee lonesome=By myself.   Afta=After.
Aall day bender=All day drinking session. A'len=Alone    Aboorit=About it


'B'

Bizzy=Policeman. Bins=Spectacles. Brayed=Knocked.
Baall=Ball. Bit=Money. Bog=Toilet=Public convenience.
Bombin' alang=Moving very quickly. Berra=Better.
Black 'N' Whites=Newcastle United Football Club.
Bacon and Egg(s)=Leg(s). Beardo=Peter Beardsley.
Borthday=Birthday. Bugle=Sneck=Nose. Borstin'=Bursting.
Bells='O' Clock=Top of the hour. Billy=Protistant.
Bonny=Good looking. Bunked=Helped over. Bottle=Nerve.
Boozaa/Boozer=Public House.
Bandit=One armed bandit fruit machine.
Barra=Stewart Barrowclough (former player)
Bladdered=P***** oot of your brains!=Very drunk indeed!.
Blotto=Mortal drunk 


'C'

Chuckin' oot time=Time gentleman please. Canny=Fair. Coont(in')=count(ing). Crashed oot=Fell asleep.
Collars felt=Arrested.
Chuckin' it doon=Raining very heavily (see 'P' and 'S')
Claamin'=Very hungry. Chinkeez=Chinese restaurant
Craaled=Crawled. Chinn(ed)=Beat somebody up.
Clagged=Stuck. Canny hike=Long way.
Cream crackered=Knackered. Clobber=Strip/Clothes.
Chã¢teau de Gallowgate, vintage '99'=Newcastle Brown Ale brewed in 1999. Croon=Crown. Coonty=County.
Cattled=Cattle trucked=F****d=Ill with the drink
Complete works=Everything. Caad=Cold. Caada=Colder.
Chocker (block)=Full to overflowing. Chin wag=Talk.
Chippy=Fish & Chip shop. Cop shop=Police Station.
Chilly Jockoland=Scotland. Clayz=Cloths.
Cotten on=Tumble=Realise. Caved in=Smashed up/Broken.
Camraa(z)=Camera(s)
Cannon Baall Express=The train.
Chimnee=Chimney
Cannit/Carnt=Can not
Chris'mis=Christmas
Coz=Because
Central (The)=Newcastle Central Train Station


'D'

Dibble=Policeman. Dibblette=Policewoman. Dee=Do. Deein=Doing. Doon=Down. Dog=Newcastle Brown Ale.
Desperate Dan=Scran=Food (Glorious Food!)
Droon(ed)=Drown(ed). Div=Do. Divvint=Don't.
Dustbin lid=Quid=One Pound Stirling.
Dodgy characters=Rogues. Dished oot=Handed out.
Deputy Dogs=Clogs. Dynamite=Sh***!
Deaths door=Very ill. Drink=River/Sea.


'E'

Eleven Bells=Pub opening time (Horray!)------or--------
Eleven Bells= Pub closing time (Boooooo!)-
Encoonta=Encounter. Encoontered=Encountered.


'F'

Futbaall=Football. Fower=Four. Fortha=Further.
Fower tih one winner=Four to one winner=Dinner.
Faaly doon drunk=Wheelbarra Job=(see 'W')
Forst=First. Friar Tuck=Scran (see 'S')
Fruit 'n' Nut Case=Nutter=Imbecile. Faatha=Father.
Flogged(1)=Sold. Flogged(2)=Beaten. Foond=Found.
Fave=Favorite. Freda Paine=Rain.
Faather=Father. Fizzeek=Physique


'G'

Gypsies=Gypsies Kiss=Piss=Slash=Wee Wee.
Gregory/Gregories=Gregory Peck=Neck.
Gregorys=Gregory Pecks=Specs=Spectacles. Gannin=Going Get mee drift=Understand.
Graft=Work. Groonds=Grounds. Gan=Go
Gargels=Beers. Gadgie=Bloke. Geet big=Very big.
Ganzee=Pullover/Jumper/Sweater. Gear=Clothes.
Glasgow Kiss=Stickin' the 'nut on'=Head butt.
Groondhopper=Groundhopper=A fan who visits different football grounds. Gorra(1)=Got to. Gorra(2)=Got her.
Golden Liquid=Liquid Refreshment (see 'L')
Gatesheed=Gateshead. Gob=Mooth=Mouth.
Gannah/Gannih=Going to. Geek=LçÏçÏk
Gerr'in=Get in
Geordie=Somebody born and bred on Tyneside, who speaks with a 'cultured' accent! (a.k.a: "Oh whey yih naa!")
Get Carter car park=Gateshead multi story car cark (now demolished)
Gaffa/Gaffer=Foreman
Gettin' the bullet=Paid off=Sacked=Made redundant 


'H'

Half-Inched=Pinched. Howay=Come on. Hoyed=Threw.
Hoyed oot=Chucked oot=Thrown out. Heed=Head.
Heed Case=Heed the baall=Heed Banger(s)= Nutter =Idiot(s). (also meens Gateshead FC fans!)Heed Army=Gateshead FC fans
The Heed=Gateshead FC
Hoose=House. Honkers=Bended knees. Hor=Her
Hans Crankels=Ankles. Hard case=Tough guy.
Half Wollas=Bricks/Rocks. Hard case=Tough guy.
Hoy(1)=Drinking session. Hoy(2)=Throw.
Hoy the anchors on=brake sharply
Hacky dorty=Mucky=Unclean=In need of a wash
Heavin'=Chocker=Full to overflowing.
Hike=Waalk=Walk. Hump=Carry.
Hockle=Spit. Hassle=Bovver=Trouble.
Hocklin' Distance=Spitting Distance=Stones throw.
Harry Karry=Suicide. Hell on=Trouble.
Hit the pillow=Gone to sleep=ZZZZZzzzzz!!!!!.
Hank Marvin=Starving=Very hungry indeed!
Half cut=Drunk!
Hazzent=Has not
Hard end=Hooligans section of ground


'I'

Iz(1)=Me or Myself. Iz(2)=As. Izzint=Is not.   Iv=Of. Intih=Into.
In't it=Is'nt it.


'J'

Jam Jar=Car. Jack Jones=Alone.
Joker=Joker Park=Former home of The Mackems (see 'M')
Jack the Rippers=Strippers=Girls who take their 'kit' off.
Jockeys Whips=Chips=Chipped Potatos=French Fries.
Jam tarts/Jambos=Hearts=Heart of Midlothian F.C.
Jawnil=Journal (The) (Newspaper printed in Newcastle)
John Steed=Heed=Head. John 'o' Groat=Throat.


’K'

Kit=Clothes. 'K' Lined=Pissed=Very drunk.
Kidda(s)=Lad(s)=Male person.
Knockin' aboot=Going around with.


'L'

Lang=Long. Langer=Longer. Lowwy=Money.
Liquid Refreshment=(see 'A'-'D'--'X'). Lerriz=Let me.
Lugs=Ears. Leg it=Run very fast.
Like=Yih knaa=You know. Lingo=Language
Lowse=Public House closing time (BOOOOOOOO!!!)
Lady Madonas=One'ers=One pound coins
Liquid lubrication=Beer!
Liquid lubrication location=A pub!


'M'

Mee=My. Meesel=Myself. Meen=Mean.
Melvin Bragg=Sh!! (work it oot!)
Mincers=Mince pies=Eyes. Mush=Face. Maan=Friend.
Mackem=Mackem and Takem=Somebody born and bred on Wearside, who speaks with a 'dodgy' accent (a.k.a: 'Wheaze keys are theaze!") (see 'W')
Main drag=Main road. Made tracks=Headed for.
Mish-Mash=Odd/Different shapes.
Mickey mousers=Scousers=Liverpudians=People from Liverpool
Mancs=Mancunians=People from Manchester (not Man U fans!)
Mingin'=Very smelly!
Memoreez=Memories


'N'

Nose Bag=Scran=(see 'D'). Nat King Cole=Dole.
Nee=No. Naa=Know. Naa'in=Knowing. Nuw=Now.

Nowt=Nothing. Norf Landon (Cockney slang)=North London
Not much kop=Not very good.


'O'

Oot=Out. Ootskirts=Outskirts. Owt=Anything.
Ower=Over. Owerheed=Overhead. Owerhord=Overheard..
Oxford scholar=Dollar=Five bob=Five shillings=Twenty five pence. Orly=Early. Off it=Gone/Went crazy.
Once ower=Inspection. Ootsider=Stranger.
Offy=Off Licence.   Orjent=Urgent
Old boiler=Old woman
Ower the waataa= Across the river Tyne


'P'

Plymouths=Plymouth Argyles=Piles=Hemorroids.
Purrit=Put it. Pisstake=Takin' the piss=Taking the 'Michael'. Plates of meat=Feet. Pleeze=Please. Pit=Bed=ZZZZzzzz!!!
Pissin Doon=Raining very hard (see 'C' and 'S')
Porple=Purple. Plonkys=Alcoholics.
Poke=Pocket. Proddy=Protestant.
Playin' the wag=Playing truant/hookey
Pinny=Apron
(The)Pictures=(The)Cinema  


'Q'

Queens Park Ranger=Stranger. Quaata/Qwaata=Quarter


'R'

Radgie=Radgie Gadgie=Heed Banger=(see 'H')
Rat Arsed=Pissed oot yih scull=Inebriated.
Roond(1)=Round. Roond(2)=A Round of drinks.
Reet=Right. Recaall=Recall. Resorves=Reserves.
Riffle range=Change. Riffled=Half inched (see 'H')
Rest iv yih natch=Rest of your natural life on the planet Earth
Ring=Ar**hole=Bottom. Ring=Sound. Rugger=Rugby.
Roy Race=Face
Robert Lee (Newcastle player) = Tea
Ronny Gill=Chronicle (an explanation)---(The) Ronny Gill is the name given to 'The Newcastle Evening Chronicle' newspaper by Geordies,as street newspaper sellers shout out, "Chron-icle!", which sounds like "Ronny-Gill!" to the trained Geordie ear!) 

'S'

Slash=Piss=Wee Wee. S.M.B.s=(work it oot!?)
Stottin' doon=Raining persistantly (see 'C' and 'P')
Sky/Sky rocket=Pocket. Surroonded=Surrounded.
Scabby eyes=Pies. Sommik=Something. Skates on=Hurry up
Shrapnel(1)=Missiles=Bricks/Bottles/Coins/Rocks etc.
Shrapnel(2)=Loose change. Scran=Food. Sez=Says.
Snozzled=F*****=Worse for wear=Knackered.
Sand-Dancer=Somebody who hails from South Shields.
Soonds=Sounds. Sooth=South. Sneck=Bugle (see 'B')
Sweaty=Sweaty sock=Jock=A native of Scotland ("och aye the noo!")’  
Stottie cakes=flat bread roll  
“Scallys=Scally wags=Sh!!!(you know what?)
Swanny=River. Saadust=Sawdust. Scower=Search
Smaalls=Knickers/Bloomers=Underwear.
Snuff it=Die. Sidekick=Friend. Spit=Spitting image of.
Stuck in=Fight/Fought. Sticks=Goal posts.
Simon Templar Land/Saint City=Southampton.
Smoggies=MIddlesbrough fans.
Smog Monster Stadium=Middlesbrough's ground
Smog Monster land/Smog land etc=Middlesbrough/Teesside
Santa Claaz=Santa Claus
Slammed the anchors on=Braked very sharply
Scratcher=Bed
Semeez=Semi finals
Stowed off=Very busy

'T'

Tee=Too. Tih=To. Telt=Told. Tek=Take. Teken=Taking.
Toon Travellers/Travellers=Newcastle United away supporters.
The Toon(1)=Newcastle United Football Club.
The Toon(2)=City of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Toon=Town.
Toonies=Toon fans=Newcastle United supporters.
Tool Shed= Bog= Netty= Public Convenience= Lav= Lavatory= Sh**hoose= Toilet.
The Waall=Hadrians Wall.
Toon Halls=Balls=Scrotum. Torfed oot=Thrown out.
Torn(ed)=Turn(ed). Taatty=Potato. Thih=They.
Torned ower=Turned over=Beaten. Tim=Catholic.
Toe-Rag=Tosser=Arse-Hole=Low Life. Thiv=They've.
Tartan scarf=Half a pint of beer.
The Smoke=London.
Toon Army=Newcastle United Football Club.
Tony Blair=Hair. Thord=Third. Thorty=Thirty. Thoosands=Thousands. Theeze=These. Tab=Cigarette.
Tappin'=Scorin'=Chatting the girls up.
Two monkeys f****=Could'nt care aless.
Tek a wobbler=Faint/Fall down/Collapse with the drink. (see 'W')
Trouble'n' strife=Wife.   Troozaz=Trousers   
The Traf=The Trafalgar pub in Gateshead (now sadly! demolished)
Tonsil ticklin' time=Pub opening time!/Time for a pint of alcoholic beverage!
Tonsil ticklin' taverns=Pubs
Traalin'=Trawling
The Central=Newcastle Central Train Station
Take(ower)=To Overwhelm
Toby=To wander
The pictures=The cinema 


'U'

Underkeks=Underpants. Understud=Understood.


'V'

Vesta Tilly=Willy=Male private parts!
Vino collapso=On the verge of falling down drunk.


'W'

Wor=Our. Wrang=Wrong. Whey=Well. Waall=Wall.
Wor Lass=Mee Girlfriend/Wife=The Dragon. Warra=What I
Waaterin' Hole=Drinkin' Den=Public House='Home'!
Waata=Water. Wih(1)=We. Wih(2)=Us. Waam=Warm.
Waalk(ed)=Walk(ed). Winnit=Won't. Wanna=Want to.
Wheaze keys are theaze=(Dodgy Mackem slang)=Who's keys are theeze. Waalsaall=Walsall Football Club.
Worsels=Ourselves. Whiproond=Collection
Waterloo Wobblers=Fans who frequented 'The Waterloo' pub on the corner of Westgate Road/Bath Lane (now sadly! demolished)
Wobbler=Shakey (see 'T')
Wor lot=Our group/Friends etc.
Wheelbarrow job=Mortal drunk
Waallsend=The Tyneside town of 'Wallsend'


'X'

'X'=Newcastle Exhibition Ale=(mee one time favourite tipple!).
'X' Certificate=(See Ground number '21'!) (begins with ‘H’!)


'Y'

Yhem/Yem=Home (Sweet Home!). Yiv=You've. Yee=You(1). Yih=You(2). Yi'll=You'll. Yiz=You's. Yor=You're.
Yonks=Ages/A long time.


'Z'

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!=Crashed oot! (see 'C')















































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