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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.

Instagram: @fredicat17

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.

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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.


5. Missing Geordie Jeans.

Instagram: @gingasnaps50

Apparently not everyone misses Eclipse as a fashion label.


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

Instagram: @geordiegifts

Our lingo is a baffler to many.

10. Actually enjoying pease pudding.

14. Thinking bridges are just the best.

Instagram: @ruth__w115

They are though, aren't they?

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

Instagram: @manuel_galic

So what if it's snowing?


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

Instagram: @magsdeniaud

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

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

Instagram: @lukeap93_

We have the best views.


20. Being alarmed when you see the sun.

Instagram: @mmeg

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