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  • Gan canny hinny – geordie star
  • Premier Icon grtdkad
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    Having moved to Malvern from the North East fifteen years ago I thought I should try and re-calibrate my youngest (14yr old) in to the art of talkin proper like.

    Not sure how many STW folk have come across our old school comedy legend Bobby Thompson aka “the little waster”

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    Tak a had bonny lad….

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    His joke about Thatcher the Devil and closing Furnaces is legendary

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    Alreet man ya Heedthubaall!

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    My Dad (long dead) thought Wor Bobby was great.
    Not for me; droll in parts but very much of his time and place – both of which are long gone.
    Suggest you try ‘Larn Yersel Geordie’ – either the book or recording by Mike Neville and George House.
    Something more cerebral – Gazza’s musings.
    Ross Noble? But his flights of fancy are not rooted in the dialect.

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    Yes we have the Geordie Dictionary and Larn Yersel Geordie.

    I’d just forgotten about the existence of Bobby T.

    Wonder how he would have got on in today’s world, perhaps as a contestant in the Jungle, Strictly or drinking his own pee with Bear?

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    I remember a little book to help you speak with a proper Stoke (clay’ead) accent called “Arfur tow crate in Staffycher”
    A highlight was the Stokie pronunciation of “straight down the street”. “street down the straight duck”

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    Bobby Thompson was a lot of things but he wasn’t a Geordie.

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    Ross Noble? But his flights of fancy are not rooted in the dialect.

    Including being a Geordie he’s from cramlington.

    Indeed Gobuchul he was a Mackem.

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    NSFW!

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    NSFW

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    Oh boy so glad I wasn’t brought up with that on tv, bad enough with bernard mannin and the comedians all having a go on the mike. Although i did like Eric Sykes sit com.

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    He was a Mackem no?

    Premier Icon unfitgeezer
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    What a load of utter nonsense 💩

    Makes Jim Davidson look funny

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    Pretty sure Bobby Thompson was a Pit Yakka. He was born in Penshaw, which used to look like this…

    and now looks like this…

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    Love the Buzzcocks shame he stopped doing videos.

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    For all his talk of Thatcher he was actually somebody she would have admired, he would book two gigs on the same night and he would turn up to whichever paid the most and not let the other gig know.

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    Bobby Thompson was definitely not a Geordie, Mackem through and through

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    Fatfield and Chester-le-Street I believe, which is more Sth Tyneside / Durham than Sunderland imo

    …and then of course he migrated north of the river to North Shields and Whitley Bay.

    Don’t think that makes him a Mackem? (If you’re choosing to be picky).

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    True that makes him from the midlands definitely not a Geordie.

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    😂

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