21 Life Struggles Of Living In South Tyneside
For those who are below the banks of the Tyne and Newcastle, but not quite in Sunderland, it's a bit of a different world.
Explaining why you're not technically a Geordie, but still sort of are.
Travelling on the Tyne and Wear Metro with an irate Geordie driver shouting at some kids and the remnants of a McDonald's on the seat next to you.
Having your thrill ride options be limited to Ocean Beach Pleasure Park.
Explaining a saveloy dip to anyone who has never sampled this meaty treat.
Being asked "Can you say...?"
The cheeky trip over the water to go to Wet 'n' Wild.
Having to tell people where Jarrow, Hebburn, and even South Shields is.
The rowdy nightlife.
Getting asked if you watched Hebburn... over and over again.
Shopping splurges at The Metrocentre, and carrying too many bags on the bus home.
Never having the right change for the Tyne Tunnel.
No more Tommy The Trumpeter.
School trips to the Catherine Cookson Museum and Bede's World.
No more Geordie Jeans.
The Great North Run.
Choosing a football team.
Not knowing Muhammad Ali had his marriage blessed here.
And not knowing Patrick Stewart was from here.
Having South Shields beach be your summer paradise.
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