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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.

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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.

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Apparently not everyone misses Eclipse as a fashion label.

6. Waiting forever for the right 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".


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.

13. A hatred of all things Sunderland.

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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?

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.

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.

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