Geordies

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  1. tick59

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    What is a Geordie? I’ve heard many people ask
    To give a definition is not an easy task
    Some think he is a Heathen who grows leeks and lives on beer
    But, if you listen for a while, I will give you my idea;

    When God first made the universe His handiwork was grand
    He made a man of every creed to cultivate the land.
    He made Eskimo’s for Iceland, Africans to stand the heat,
    But when it came to Geordies He said..”I doot ahm beet.!!”

    So He made a man of iron, with muscles of forged steel
    For heaving coal and ship building, a job that he’s done well.
    And just to finish off the job, at least, so I’ve been told,
    He completed his first Geordie by giving him a heart of gold.

    So when you ask “What is a Geordie?” just stop and think again
    If it wasn’t for Geordie Stephenson we’d’ve had no railway train
    And awld Joe Swan from Sunderland first made electric light
    And St Geordie slew the dragon, ahm varnaye sure that’s right!

    So d’yi wonder that ahm proud to be a Geordie lad..?
    A first class team, the world’s best beer, surely that can’t all be bad..?
    And when my earthly days are done and I leave this world of sin
    I’d like to hear St Peter say..”Haway, Geordie, it’s yor torn t’ get thim in..!! fun!!! fun!!! fun!!!
     
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  2. Geordies

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    Modesty prevents comment !!!
     
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  3. GJH

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    Aye. Plenty to be modest about up there so I've heard :D

    The sainted Mike Ashley excepted of course
    :LOL:
     
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    A true Geordie is born within the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Originates from the siege of Newcastle. One explanation is that it was established during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. The Jacobites declared that the natives of Newcastle were staunch supporters of the Hanoverian kings, in particular of George II during the 1745 rebellion. The password to get through the city gates was "am a Gordies man".
     
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    The fewer people who know what a Geordie is the better. I'm a quarter of a Geordie as I live near Durham and not classed as a full blooded Geordie. One thing to be sure of is a very warm friendly person who lives in an area that the southerners dare not, or will not, venture to. Most of the south assume we still have outside toilets, keep pigeons, have an allotment and wear flat caps. In truth we live in one of the most beautful areas of the country and everyone who visits cannot believe the scenery.
    So if you're not sure about a Geordie P L E A S E visit the North East and experience it for yourself.
     
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  6. Wyaye wires

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    When I was young, you could be a Geordie in one pit village but not necessarily the adjacent ones...

    This came about by some collieries using George Stephensons safety lamp; considered much superior to Sir Humphry Davey's version...

    Another interpretation is that it became general usage for those from the region because of Geordie Ridley, a music hall act and composer of regional songs...

    The other interpretation is given above...

    However, I would argue that people from within the boundaries of the Toon are more correctly referred to as Novocastrians, as Geordies men were wider spread than just the city...
    They needed to be to counter the supporters of the old and later the young pretenders, such as the Earl of Derwentwater...
     
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    This from an adopted smoggie pasty maker...:sneaky::whistle:
     
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    Born in Wallsend and have always considered myself a Geordie.
     
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