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21 Quirks Geordies Don't Realise Are Weird

Most of the world doesn't even know what pease pudding is.

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1. Using the term "alreet" in most conversations.

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A lot of non-Geordies don't have a word that means "hello", "okay", "that is satisfactory", and "please tell me about your day and any other shenanigans you have going on".

2. Greggs' sausage rolls being a regular snack.

The bacon sandwich and a coffee deal on a morning, a sandwich meal deal for dinner, a couple of pasties for tea, and something from the late night Greggs is just too much for most folk.
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The bacon sandwich and a coffee deal on a morning, a sandwich meal deal for dinner, a couple of pasties for tea, and something from the late night Greggs is just too much for most folk.

3. And eating your tea.

Most other places call tea "dinner". Then they call dinner "lunch". That's all confusing enough so let's not even ask what they call breakfast.
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Most other places call tea "dinner". Then they call dinner "lunch". That's all confusing enough so let's not even ask what they call breakfast.

4. Considering Alan Shearer a God.

To most other people in the UK, the Newcastle United legend is just a pundit now.
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To most other people in the UK, the Newcastle United legend is just a pundit now.

5. Missing Geordie Jeans.

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Apparently not everyone misses Eclipse as a fashion label.

6. Waiting forever for the right bus.

Yes, there's the common phrase "wait ages for a bus then three come along at once," however we're more likely to just go with "wait ages for a bus".
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Yes, there's the common phrase "wait ages for a bus then three come along at once," however we're more likely to just go with "wait ages for a bus".

7. Being friendly.

Bravo

We never really heeded the "don't talk to strangers" advice. Except bus drivers obviously, they very much took that advice and ran with it.

8. Calling it "Broon Ale".

Cue a look on confusion in every bar you go to outside the North East.
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Cue a look on confusion in every bar you go to outside the North East.

9. And saying, "aye", "nee-way", "howay", and a litany of others.

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Our lingo is a baffler to many.

10. Actually enjoying pease pudding.

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11. One of your mates having been on Byker Grove.

Another common claim to fame being "my brother knows Ant, off of Ant n' Dec."
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Another common claim to fame being "my brother knows Ant, off of Ant n' Dec."

12. The Metro being your main form of travel.

Obviously the bus never showed, so now you're sat traveling next to an empty bottle of White Lightning.
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Obviously the bus never showed, so now you're sat traveling next to an empty bottle of White Lightning.

13. A hatred of all things Sunderland.

It's actually quite nice and there's no real reason to despise having to go there, but we avoid it at every given opportunity.
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It's actually quite nice and there's no real reason to despise having to go there, but we avoid it at every given opportunity.

14. Thinking bridges are just the best.

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They are though, aren't they?

15. Not wearing a coat even though it's snowing outside.

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So what if it's snowing?

16. Thinking that students spoil everything.

Okay, this may be more common, but we have two universities and a drinking culture, it's not the best mix.
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Okay, this may be more common, but we have two universities and a drinking culture, it's not the best mix.

17. Christmas beginning when Fenwicks' window display goes up.

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Every year without fail, and it's far more regular than snow.

18. Having bars that were built with people watching in mind.

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We have the best views.

19. Having the lushest dance moves.

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20. Being alarmed when you see the sun.

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We know it's there, so it's nice when it makes an appearance.

21. But not being bothered, because Newcastle is beautiful whatever the weather.

We do scrub up nice.
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We do scrub up nice.