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HETTON-LE-HOLE 1990s

A list compiled from response to an online questionnaire by Linda Oxnard of Hetton-le-Hole, aged 28 in 2003.

afore
bad - unwell
bairn
bait
bank - slope
barm-cake
beck
get-thi-blaw
blather
bleb
bowk
cack
canny
chow
chucks
chucky-egg
clag
clarts
clarty
clivvor
cuddy
daft
darsent
dee
dene
dinaa
divvent
drawked
not fashed
femmer
flee
flutter-by
footy
gadgie
gan
gansey
geet - great
gob
hacky
had - hold
hinnie
hoy
jarp
kets
kidda mate / yous lot
out of kilter
lop
lug
mak
marra
neb
penker
plodge
poliss
pump
rasp
sackless
sea-fret
shuggy-boat
singin-hinnies
skinch
slippy
spuggy
stot
stottie
tabs
taties
teem - to pour out
thee - particularly in area around Hetton, the tendency to say thee and thou instead of you and even what is pronounced thew with voiced th and to rhyme with you, meaning you singular
tiggy
twist - to complain
wifie
get wrong
yarm / hyem - home: "Is the gannin yarm?"