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23 Words You'll Only Ever Hear Geordies Say

Fancy grabbing some bait?

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1. "Ganzy"

What it means: A warm jumper or cardigan.How to use it: "It’s a bit cold – can you grab my ganzy while you’re up?"
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What it means: A warm jumper or cardigan.

How to use it: "It’s a bit cold – can you grab my ganzy while you’re up?"

2. "Bait"

What it means: Food.How to use it: "I’m starving: fancy grabbing some bait, perhaps a cheeky Nando's?"
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What it means: Food.

How to use it: "I’m starving: fancy grabbing some bait, perhaps a cheeky Nando's?"

3. "Nee bosh"

What it means: No bother.How to use it: “Thanks for doing that favour for me.” "Nee bosh, any time."
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What it means: No bother.

How to use it: “Thanks for doing that favour for me.” "Nee bosh, any time."

4. "Bairn"

What it means: Child.How to use it: "Do you want to go out this weekend? I can look after the bairn."
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What it means: Child.

How to use it: "Do you want to go out this weekend? I can look after the bairn."

5. "Clarty"

What it means: Muddy.How to use it: "If you're going to Leeds, pack your wellies - it gets a bit clarty."
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What it means: Muddy.

How to use it: "If you're going to Leeds, pack your wellies - it gets a bit clarty."

6. "Cald"

What it means: Cold.How to use it: "Wrap up warm, it's a bit cald out there."
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What it means: Cold.

How to use it: "Wrap up warm, it's a bit cald out there."

7. "Snout"

What it means: Cigarette.How to use it: "I'm craving a smoke: Can I borrow a snout?"
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What it means: Cigarette.

How to use it: "I'm craving a smoke: Can I borrow a snout?"

8. "Fettle"

What it means: Condition.How to use it: "I went to the doctors, got the all clear and I'm feeling in fine fettle!"
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What it means: Condition.

How to use it: "I went to the doctors, got the all clear and I'm feeling in fine fettle!"

9. "Dunch"

What it means: To hit.How to use it: "You wouldn't believe what we saw last night: There was a fight, and then one guy dunched his mate."
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What it means: To hit.

How to use it: "You wouldn't believe what we saw last night: There was a fight, and then one guy dunched his mate."

10. "Scran"

What it means: Food.How to use it: "How long are you going to be? I want some scran."
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What it means: Food.

How to use it: "How long are you going to be? I want some scran."

11. "Hadaway"

What it means: Woah there. How to use it: "Hadaway man, you expect me to pay £20 for a DVD?"
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What it means: Woah there.

How to use it: "Hadaway man, you expect me to pay £20 for a DVD?"

12. "Hoy"

What it means: To throw.How to use it: "My breath stinks - hoy us over some mints, will you?"
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What it means: To throw.

How to use it: "My breath stinks - hoy us over some mints, will you?"

13. "Sneck"

What it means: The small bar on a gate with which the gate is closed.How to use it: "I'm coming back late tonight so don't put the sneck on the door."
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What it means: The small bar on a gate with which the gate is closed.

How to use it: "I'm coming back late tonight so don't put the sneck on the door."

14. "Hyem"

What it means: Home.How to use it: "I'm tired and I wanna gan hyem."
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What it means: Home.

How to use it: "I'm tired and I wanna gan hyem."

15. "Kidda"

What it means: Friend.How to use it: "Alright kidda, long time no see!"
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What it means: Friend.

How to use it: "Alright kidda, long time no see!"

16. "Lonnen"

What it means: Street or lane.How to use it: "Do you want to drive to Two Ball Lonnen or get the bus?"
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What it means: Street or lane.

How to use it: "Do you want to drive to Two Ball Lonnen or get the bus?"

17. "Netty"

What it means: Toilet.How to use it: "Do you mind if I use your netty?"
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What it means: Toilet.

How to use it: "Do you mind if I use your netty?"

18. "Spelk"

What it means: A splinter of wood.How to use it: "I was putting together a Billy bookshelf and I got a nasty spelk."
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What it means: A splinter of wood.

How to use it: "I was putting together a Billy bookshelf and I got a nasty spelk."

19. "Hunkers"

What it means: Haunches.How to use it: "I lost something under the bed and had to get down on my hunkers to find it."
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What it means: Haunches.

How to use it: "I lost something under the bed and had to get down on my hunkers to find it."

20. "Ket"

What it means: Snacks or sweets.How to use it: "Shall we go to the corner shop and get some ket for the cinema?"
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What it means: Snacks or sweets.

How to use it: "Shall we go to the corner shop and get some ket for the cinema?"

21. "Whisht"

What it means: Be quiet.How to use it: "Whisht man, do you want to pipe down? This is a library."
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What it means: Be quiet.

How to use it: "Whisht man, do you want to pipe down? This is a library."

22. "Fasht"

What it means: Troubled.How to use it: "Things have been better, I'm a little fasht at work."
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What it means: Troubled.

How to use it: "Things have been better, I'm a little fasht at work."

23. "Gadgie"

What it means: Old man.How to use it: "Did you see the old gadgie drinking the others under the table last night? Impressive."
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What it means: Old man.

How to use it: "Did you see the old gadgie drinking the others under the table last night? Impressive."