05-11-2013, 02:28 PM
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IFFA WOZ TA TARK THU WAIGH A DEE WHEN AM BACK YEM, YID HAF NEE IDEOR WHOT A WOZ GANNIN ON ABOOT.
Can anyone decipher this.
Geordie Sam.

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 05-11-2013, 02:33 PM
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Thats Welsh.For sure...Rolleyes

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 05-11-2013, 02:44 PM
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(05-11-2013, 02:33 PM)Teiste Wrote: Thats Welsh.For sure...Rolleyes

I'm with Teiste Huh. Thing is, if you say it fast enough, it almost makes sense.

"If I were to take you through..., you'd have no idea what I'm going on about."

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 05-11-2013, 02:51 PM
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THAT, my friends is broad Geordie,but what the hell am I saying.?
Sam.

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 05-11-2013, 03:07 PM
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(05-11-2013, 02:28 PM)geordie sam Wrote: IFFA WOZ TA TARK THU WAIGH A DEE WHEN AM BACK YEM, YID HAF NEE IDEOR WHOT A WOZ GANNIN ON ABOOT.
Can anyone decipher this.
Geordie Sam.

IF I WAS TO TALK THE WAY I DO WHEN I'M BACK HOME, YOU'D HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING ON ABOUT.

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 05-11-2013, 03:15 PM
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Freddy, I thought you could step in here. Thumbsup

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 05-11-2013, 03:37 PM
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Hell I am from the southern US, more specifically from the SE Appalachian Valley bordering the NC mountains...some folks in those mountains are scary. So..this isn't much of a stretch for me to understand.

In this area visitors need a translation pamphlet containing the following words and phrases at a bare minimum.

Tar - Tire
Far - Fire
Mater - Tomato
Tater - Potato
Dope - Soda/Pop
Wutchis - Watch this
Thar - There
Whar - Where
Init - Isn't it
Yung-un(s) - Young one(s) aka child/children

There are many many more but this should get the average person through a short visit.

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 05-11-2013, 03:41 PM
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(05-11-2013, 03:15 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote: Freddy, I thought you could step in here. Thumbsup

I'm not sure I got it all, Bob, but I think a fair amount may be correct. We'll have to wait for Sam to pop in again. Smile

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 05-11-2013, 03:50 PM
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(05-11-2013, 03:07 PM)freddy Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 02:28 PM)geordie sam Wrote: IFFA WOZ TA TARK THU WAIGH A DEE WHEN AM BACK YEM, YID HAF NEE IDEOR WHOT A WOZ GANNIN ON ABOOT.
Can anyone decipher this.
Geordie Sam.

IF I WAS TO TALK THE WAY I DO WHEN I'M BACK HOME, YOU'D HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING ON ABOUT.
Freddy,you absolutely ASTOUND me.
Sam.

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 05-11-2013, 04:53 PM
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(05-11-2013, 03:50 PM)geordie sam Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 03:07 PM)freddy Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 02:28 PM)geordie sam Wrote: IFFA WOZ TA TARK THU WAIGH A DEE WHEN AM BACK YEM, YID HAF NEE IDEOR WHOT A WOZ GANNIN ON ABOOT.
Can anyone decipher this.
Geordie Sam.

IF I WAS TO TALK THE WAY I DO WHEN I'M BACK HOME, YOU'D HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING ON ABOUT.
Freddy,you absolutely ASTOUND me.
Sam.

Wink

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 05-11-2013, 05:49 PM
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Come on Sam, lets have some more. This could be fun.

Seriously.

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 05-12-2013, 12:35 AM
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(05-11-2013, 05:49 PM)PanchoVilla Wrote: Come on Sam, lets have some more. This could be fun.

Seriously.

+1! This is fun Biggrin

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 05-12-2013, 02:25 AM
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What also causes a problem with the Geordie accent is the SPEED at which it is spoken.Voice coaches here in the UK all say it is the hardest accent to teach someone to speak accurately.
"ah telt wor lass am gannin oot for sum tabs" she said "divvent dee that man, thez nee need tee,thez fower ower at wor hoose".
Sam.

Well done Freddy,I'm getting my congratulations in before YOU have even WOKEN UP.
Sam.

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 05-12-2013, 03:51 AM
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(05-11-2013, 03:37 PM)Arcadies Wrote: Dope - Soda/Pop

24 Enjoyed the whole post, but this one kills me

(05-12-2013, 02:25 AM)geordie sam Wrote: What also causes a problem with the Geordie accent is the SPEED at which it is spoken.Voice coaches here in the UK all say it is the hardest accent to teach someone to speak accurately.
"ah telt wor lass am gannin oot for sum tabs" she said "divvent dee that man, thez nee need tee,thez fower ower at wor hoose".
Sam.
I really like the Geordie accent. I'll venture a guess: "I told our lass I'm going out for some tabs." She said, "Don't do that man, there's no need to. There's four over at our house."

*tabs = diminutive for Tabac shave sticks Biggrin

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 05-12-2013, 08:25 AM
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(05-12-2013, 03:51 AM)ohpaos Wrote:
(05-11-2013, 03:37 PM)Arcadies Wrote: Dope - Soda/Pop

24 Enjoyed the whole post, but this one kills me

(05-12-2013, 02:25 AM)geordie sam Wrote: What also causes a problem with the Geordie accent is the SPEED at which it is spoken.Voice coaches here in the UK all say it is the hardest accent to teach someone to speak accurately.
"ah telt wor lass am gannin oot for sum tabs" she said "divvent dee that man, thez nee need tee,thez fower ower at wor hoose".
Sam.
I really like the Geordie accent. I'll venture a guess: "I told our lass I'm going out for some tabs." She said, "Don't do that man, there's no need to. There's four over at our house."

*tabs = diminutive for Tabac shave sticks Biggrin

Tabs may also be referring to tobacco, as in cigarettes? (although I have to admit Tabac is more on-topic here Biggrin )

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 05-12-2013, 09:36 AM
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This one was tough and I couldn't get it all. I'm guessing "wor lass" is referring to the gent's better half, a wife or girlfriend. "Tabs" could be short for tobacco, such as cigarettes or loose tabacco for rolling your own, though I really don't know. The last part would be... don't do that man, there's no need to, there's four over at our house. I would therefore translate this as:

"I told our wife (girlfriend, she who must be obeyed, etc.) I am going out for some tabacco (cigarettes, etc.)" She said, "Don't do that man, there's no need to, there's four over at our house."

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 05-12-2013, 09:58 AM
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Freddy,your either an ex-Geordie who has won the lottery and moved to sunny San Diego,or your just VERY, VERY GOOD.
Word PERFECT.Damnit.
Sam.

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 05-12-2013, 10:13 AM
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(05-12-2013, 09:58 AM)geordie sam Wrote: Freddy,your either an ex-Geordie who has won the lottery and moved to sunny San Diego,or your just VERY, VERY GOOD.
Word PERFECT.Damnit.
Sam.

Sam, some things were indeed guesses and the more you do this the less I will be able to figure out.

I do have a wee bit of help though and that is visiting Scotland almost every summer (and one autumn) since 1980. While the Geordie nomenclature and accent is definitely its own, I believe it has much more in common with some of the broad Scottish accents and their nomenclature than it does with accents from the south of England. As you know, Newcastle is closer to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and even Dundee (now there's an accent!) than it is to London. Some expressions that are used in Scotland but not in the south of England seem to be used in Newcastle as well. That has helped me a wee bit when trying to figure out what you've written. Smile

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 05-12-2013, 02:47 PM
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One more,if you get this Freddy you can become an honarary adopted Geordie.
"Am klammin me like,but av left me bait back at yem,an so's me marra anarl".
This defeated the German codebreakers in the war.Winky
I think I shall just save time and say well done now Freddy.Smile
Sam.

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 05-13-2013, 05:20 AM
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You want to eat clams, but you left your bait at home, so you eat marrow instead?

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