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NEWCASTLE 1970s - SCOTT DOBSON and DICK IRWIN

drawing on:

Dobson 1 - Larn Yersel Geordie (1969)
Dobson 2 - Hist'ry o' the Geordies (1970)
Dobson 3 - Advanced Geordie Palaver (1970)
Dobson 4 - Hadrian and the Geordie Waall
Dobson 5 - Stotty Cake Row [1971]
Dobson 6 - Supergeordie (1971)
Dobson 7 - Aald Geordie's Almanack (1972)
Dobson 8 - A light hearted guide to Geordieland (Newcastle, 1973)
Dobson 9 - New Geordie Dictionary (Newcastle, 1974)
Irwin 1 - The Geordie Joke Book by Dick Irwin and Scott Dobson (1970)
Irwin 2 - Geordie at the Club (1971 or earlier)
Irwin 3 - Geordie on the Beer (1971 or earlier)
Elliot 1 - The Geordie Bible (1971)

It was in fact Scott Dobson who first applied the word 'Geordie' to Tyneside dialect, in his book of 1969. However, of Clartybank Colliery (in booklet 'Stotty Cake Row') Dobson sez: "It's not ower far from Blyth and it's handy for Morpeth."

aald - old Dobson 7
aall - all Dobson 7
aback - to the back: "hoyed aback o' the fire" Dobson 3
aboot - about: "hoo aboot a raffle...?" Dobson 7
afore - "afore the' [they] rebuilt it" Irwin 1
ageym - against: "Ah'm agyem this sortathing" Dobson 7
ah - I Dobson 7
ahad - "the chimlas ahad" (on fire) Dobson 1 "the chimla's ahaad" Irwin 1
ahint - "she's away ahint one them trees" [sic] Irwin 1 / "run ahint a taxi" Dobson 5
ahm - I am Dobson 7
akwad - awkward: "A gyeuse is a vary akwad bord" Dobson 5
alwes - always: "alwes light-hearted" Dobson 7
axed -asked: "the aad chep axed him whe dun it" Irwin 1 / "Ah ast her fer a pint" Irwin 1
aye - yes: "Oh - aye - reet oh" Dobson 4

bad - ill: "ut meks us bad wi' the bile" Dobson 2 / "Omebellysbad" "bad wi' the beor" Dobson 3; "bad wi' laughin'" Dobson 5
bagie - turnip Dobson 1 / Dobson 8
bait - food: "the way he cooks the bait..." Dobson 6
banty - [type of hen]: "Banty-Breeders...Club" Dobson 7
bat - [blow] "gets a bat in the mooth" Irwin 1
bayut - lunch Dobson 2
bairns - children: "...brings new byeuts te wor bairns" Dobson 7
banky - hilly Dobson 8
black bullets - [sweets]: "Burradon Black Bullets Foundry"Dobson 7
blackbarries - blackberries Dobson 7
bleebarry (blueberry, bilberry, as joke surname): "Miss Bleebarry-Bathbrick" Dobson 7 / "bleeberry sauce" Dobson 4
bogie - 'a child's home-made carriage, generally made with four pram wheels and a sugar-crate' Irwin 1
boodie - paintpot Dobson 3 / "yerboodies clarty - the plate is dusty" Dobson 1 / "boody - pot or plaster-ware" Irwin 1
born - burn: "Born doon the Civic Centre!" Irwin 1 bowk - belch or fart: "a bit gassy forbye which meks ye bowk" Dobson 2
brattish - 'a wooden screen' Irwin 1
bray - knock: "ifah findthelad that brayedthe winder inall brayhim" Dobson 3 / "he brays on the door" Irwin 1 / "bray in the beer barrels" Dobson 5
Broon - brown ale: "a pint of broon" Dobson 7; "jawneyinterspayus" Dobson 2; "a crate o' broon" Dobson 5
bubbling - "givower bubblin' - cease your grizzling" Dobson 1
bullet - sweet: "giz a bullet" Dobson 1
bummlers - [bees]: "dandelions bloom and bummlers hum" Dobson 7; "the humming of the bumblers" Dobson 3
buroo - "on the buroo - unemployed" Dobson 1
[burr] "the Geordie 'R'" Dobson 3 / "this is both rolling and gutteral" Dobson 1
byeuts - boots: "...brings new byeuts te wor bairns"; "wet-look workbyeut" Dobson 7

caad - "a cup o' caad cocoa" Irwin 1
candilier - chandelier: "a new candilier fer the coonsilors' bar in Coonty Haall"
canna - cannot Dobson 7 / "Aa canna de that" Dobson 4
cannit - cannot: "we cannit foller" Dobson 7
canny - well: "he did varry canny in that" Dobson 2 / "gan canny [carefully] wi' the Broon [Ale]" Irwin 3
Canny Toon - Newcastle Dobson 8
carlins - [pease]: "Broon Ale and Carlins Evening"; "Carlin Welder" (in list of trades and occupations) Dobson 7
checky - [officer]: "Collingwood...Nelson's chief checky at Trafalgar", "cheefcheky - managing director" Dobson 3
chep - chap, fellow: "this chep Bert Oven (Beethoven)" Dobson 7
claa-hammer coat - tail coat Dobson 2, Dobson 7
clag - to hit: "clagged his lug" Dobson 3
clagging - [sticking]: "the Clart-Clagging and Allied Trades Union" Dobson 7
claggy - sticky: "claggy taffy" Dobson 7 / "the tyebl's claggy" Dobson 1 / "a feller sellin' claggy taffy" Irwin 1
clammin - "mask the tea thin am clammin2 Dobson 4
clarts - [mud]: "Killingsworth Clarts Quarries" Dobson 7; "faallin' doon in the clarts" Dobson 5
clarty - [mucky]: "Clartybank Colliery" Dobson 7 / "clarty byeut-marks" Dobson 4
clash - to bang "divvent clash yerdesklids se" Dobson 3
clocker - broody hen or hen with chicks Dobson 8 / "that aad clocker o' yours oot o' the henhoose" Dobson 5
clooty mat - "a beard like a clooty mat" Irwin 1 / "clooty mat - a mat made of pieces of assorted cloth" Irwin 1
cockle - to spit Dobson 8
coinleft - turn left Dobson 3 / "coin yer gord" Dobson 1 / "coin or quoin - to turn around" Irwin 1
consart - concert: "the consart chairman" Dobson 7
the coonsil - the (Local) Council Dobson 7
Coonsillor - (Local) Councillor: "the Coonsillor's netty"; "Coonty Coonsillors" Dobson 7
cortains - curtains Dobson 7
"cow-handed/cowie-handed/cack-handed - left-handed" Irwin 1 cowper: "Creel-Cowper" (in list of trades and occupations) Dobson 7
cowpyer! - [swop you] Dobson 4
cracket - stool: "sittin' doon...on wor Tot's bit cracket" Dobson 6 / "cracket-lowping" Dobson 7
cree - shed: "Pity Me Costa Coal Cree Package Tours", "Humphrey Hencree", "Alderman Frederick Ferret-Cree"; "an old age pensioner's coal cree";"wor back cree" Dobson 7 / "krees or duckits" Dobson 3 / "pigeon cree" Dobson 5
cuddy - [donkey]: "one o' wor cuddies kicked us in the stables" Dobson 7 / "Matthew, Mark, Luke and John / Haad the cuddy while ah get on" Irwin 3; "the indigenous wild whipper, the horned cuddy and the winged moggie" Dobson 4 / 'an ass or small horse' Irwin 1
cushat - 'a dove, ring-dove or wood-pigeon' Irwin 1

da - father: "wor da" Dobson 1
day - "yer oot realy the day" Irwin 3
dee - do: "will dee ye the world o' good forbye" Dobson 7 / "thordeeincanny" Dobson 1 / "they had four or six gates so that in times of danger the garrison could dee off like" Dobson 4
deed - dead: "deed crafty like" Dobson 5
desk bed - Irwin 1
dishcloot - [dishcloth, as joke surname]: "Commodore Dishcloot" Dobson 7
dizzent - doesn't Dobson 7
doon - down Dobson 7
dottle - hot ash [from a cigarette] Dobson 1 /"divvent drop yer dottle on me best proggy mat" Irwin 1 / 'the remains of tobacco left after a snoke; Irwin 1
ducket - (pigeon) shed: "three pigeon duckets" Dobson 5; "the Darrass Hall Pigeon Ducket Development Corporation" Dobson 7
dunsh / dunch - to bump into Dobson 8 / "dunsh 'im - tackle your opponent" Dobson 1
dut - bowler hat Dobson 2 / [any hat] "duts off fer the Queen" Dobson 1; "cums Sunday he...dusts doon his dut" Dobson 5

egg-boolin' - egg rolling: "egg-boolin' technology" Dobson 7

fadge - "yer fadge is ower femmer - the bread is too crumbly" Dobson 1
Fadge (as joke surname): "Canon Fred Fadge"; "certified fadge-fillers labourer" Dobson 7
feckless - "a feckless and arrogant young blade" Dobson 3
fetched up - "keep it te yorsel or we'll aall get fetched up b' the poliss" Dobson 5
fethor - father Dobson 2 / "me fethor's an engine driver"Dobson 4
fettle - mend: "...will fettle yer bad leg" Dobson 7
flags - pavement Dobson 8
fleein' - flying, dashing: "fleein' aboot on new bikes" Dobson 5
floaters - bits in the beer: "floaters in your beer" Dobson 7 / "Raise the pint to the light - if there is the faintest speck of foreign matter in it...say in a penetrating voice ' Flohtaz!'" Irwin 3
foisty - 'moudly' Dobson 1 / "foisty pies" Dobson 3
fond gonniel - silly fool Dobson 2 / "fond fyeul" Dobson 1
forbye - as well: "will dee ye the world o' good forbye" Dobson 7
forst-futtin - early New Year's Day visiting: "Forst-futtin time is for us heor" Dobson 7
fyeul - fool: "feul - a nit, twit, or person of low intelligence"

gaffer - master: "showing the Percys who was gaffer", "the petty chiefs or gafferz of the shipyards and factries" Dobson 2
gallowa - "the gambolling of the gallowa's" Dobson 3
galluses - "bonny galluses" Dobson 1 / "his galluses borst" Dobson 6
gan - going: "they're gan to clean the Central Station" Dobson 7 / "gantethebingo" Dobson 3 / "ahm ganter miss it" Dobson 6 / "what we gan te de aboot the Picts?" Dobson 4
gan hor ends - [be exasperated]: "His Aunt Polly used ter gan hor ends" Dobson 5
ganny - grandmother Dobson 7
gansey - jumper: 'a Paris-inspired see-through gansey" Dobson 7 / " a bonny ganzee" Dobson 3 /"I've got hairs on me chest ye cud knit a gansey with" Irwin 1 [Irwin suggests a Scandinavian root for this word]
Geordie - George: "where's wor Geordie?" Irwin 1 / "Young Geordie starts work" Irwin 1
Geordie lingo - Dobson 7 / "the Geordie language", "to speak Geordie" Dobson 3 / "Larn yersel' Geordie" Dobson 1
Geordieland - "in Geordieland" Dobson 1, Dobson 7 / "the overlordship of the Geordie nation runs from the Tweed roughly to the Tees" Dobson 3 / "Geordieland means Northumberland and Durham" Dobson 8
Geordies - "'cooncil hoose' Geordies" Dobson 1, "'Pitmatic' Geordies or 'Yackers'" Dobson 1 / "A GEordie is born wthin the sound of the shipyards' buzzers" Dobson 6
gissies - pork Dobson 1 / pigs: "A couple o' coos, a few gissies, sum hens and ducks" Irwin 1
git - get: "let steam git ye hyem" Dobson 7
giv ower - don't be silly Dobson 7
gizabroon - Dobson 1
gliff - shock: "By, ah've hed a gliff, lads" Dobson 5
gnarly - rugged: "a great gnarly stone wall" Dobson 4
gob - mouth: "open the gob" Dobson 1
gone - past, since: "a year or two gone..." Dobson 7
gonniel - idiot: "Ye greet gonniel!" Dobson 4 / "gonniel - a stupid person" Irwin 1 / "ye fond gonniel" Dobson 5
gord- hoop "coin yer gord" Dobson 1 / "National Union of Gord-coiners" Dobson 7
greet - great: "a greet big hotel"; "the Greet North Road" Dobson 7
gud - good: "a gud New Year" Dobson 7

hack mucky - 'needs a wash' Dobson 1 haddaway - go away: "haddaway an' buy yer aan" Dobson 2
heor - here Dobson 7
hev - have: "ye'll hev" Dobson 7
himportant - important: "Himportant decisions" Dobson 7
hinny - (to any monay-collector) "karlbach themorrerhinny"; (starting a letter) "Esteemed hinny..." Dobson 7; "hinny wor Bella" Dobson 2
hint end - backside: "frostbite in the hint end" Dobson 7 / "'till his hint-end healed ower" Dobson 2
hoggers - shorts, Dobson 8; "sexy low-cut pit hoggers" Dobson 7
hoo - how: "hoo aboot a raffle...?" Dobson 7
hooses - houses: "streets o' hooses" Dobson 7
hooyeganon? - Dobson 2
the hoppins - 'the Temperance Festival on Newcastle Town Moor' Dobson 1 / "Ah'm varry partial te the hoppin's on the Moor - the Temperance Festival the' caall it" Irwin 1
hor - her Dobson 7
how - (as greeting) "Howtheor Fred..." Dobson 6
howwaydoon tuthe chippy Dobson 3 / "howway wiwuh" (quick march!) Dobson 4
howk - "howked the wax oot his ears" Irwin 1 / 'drag, poke or dig out' Irwin 1
howker - digger: "Certificated Tettie-Howker" Dobson 7
hoy - throw: "hoyed himself into the Wear" Dobson 2; "when he hoyed in the secretary's job at the club" Dobson 5; "he useter hoy bowth his arms up in the air" Dobson 5
hoy ye! Dobson 1
humpybacked - "talk humpybacked - speak fluent English" Dobson 1
hunkers - [thighs] "miners on thor hunkers sit" Dobson 7/ "hunkersittin" Dobson 3
hyem - home: "let steam git ye hyem" Dobson 7 / "A'm gannin' hyem" Dobson 1 / "just as he's comin ower hyem..." Irwin 3

ignerant - uncouth, tactless: "Ne feeness ye knaa, deed ignerant" Dobson 5

Jarra - Jarrow Dobson 8 / "Jarra Slax" Irwin 3
jollop - "Professor Jollop of Newcastle University" Dobson 1

kep thattun! - cry of victory Dobson 4
klubganner Dobson 1
knaa - know (inf.) Dobson 7

lads - "such brave lads, aye, and lasses too" Dobson 3
langlininz - 'long johns' Dobson 7
lass - "'wor lass' his lawful wedded wife, but sometimes this a union unblessed by the church" Dobson 1 / "Geordie's wife is 'wor lass'" Dobson 6 / "he starts on tekkin' lasses oot" Irwin 1
lee - a lie: "ah canna tell a lee" Irwin 1
leear - liar: "he's an aaful leear when he starts" Irwin 1
liggies - testicles Dobson 8
lop - flea: "a small domestic insect...widely used in the cineman trade in the early days"; "Lord Lop" Dobson 7
lowping - jumping (over): "cracket-lowping" Dobson 7 / "lowp" (jump) Dobson 3 "Lowp oot fer the Central" [alight...] Dobson 1
lowse - loose hold of it Dobson 8; "thoos lowseitheheed" (demented) Dobson 7

lugs - ears: "plastic tommy-guns rattlin' in yor lugs" Dobson 5
mair - more: "Wor spendin nee mair" Irwin 1
mak - make: "the munny we mak" Dobson 7 / "it meks"Dobson 2 / "mekkin; whisky" Dobson 4
mam - mother: "yer mam's cousin's man"; "mams and dads" Dobson 7
man - of anyone: "Man, father..." Dobson 2
marra - friend: "Thor wez an aad marra o' mine" Dobson 5
mask - "mask the tea thin am clammin2 Dobson 4
me - my: "me Aunt Maggie" Dobson 7
messin' - [fooling about]: "thors nee messin' theor" Dobson 5
midden (as joke surname): "Angus McMidden"; "midden upholsterers" Dobson 7; "the back o' the Store butcher's midden" Dobson 5
mind - "mind, yor kiddin" Dobson 2
mind - remember: "Ah mind wor lass and me wes up theor one New Year" Dobson 5
mizzle - drizzle Dobson 8
montakitty - (playground game): "Newcastle Church High School Quoits and Montakitty First Team" Dobson 7
muck - [sewage]: "Master Muckmen and Sludge Directors" Dobson 7
mucky up - to dirty: "the fumes will mucky up their lasses' cortains" Dobson 7
munny - money: "the munny we mak" Dobson 7

nah - no Dobson 8
ne - no: "ne kiddin" Dobson 7
netties - toilets: "aall wor netties flush"; "ootside netties" Dobson 7 / "weor's the netty?" Dobson 1
netteez (sub-huts of meditation) Dobson 2
Newcassel Toon - Newcastle Dobson 7
ne-where - nowhere "there's ne-where te park the car" Dobson 7
night soil - [excrement]: "night soil executives" Dobson 7
nivvor - never Dobson 7
noo - now Dobson 7
nowt - nothing: "Thors nowt to whackit!" Dobson 7 / "nowtbutcanny" (of middling health) Dobson 3 / "the whole truth and nowt but the truth" Irwin 3 / "when he wez nowt but a laddie" Irwin 1

o' - of: streets o' hooses" Dobson 7
ootside - ouside Dobson 7
oxter - "not his scalp but his right oxter" Dobson 3; "up te thor oxters" Dobson 5

paaky - chilly: "Minditz paaky theneet" Dobson 6
paanshops - "the paanshops ...of East Herrington" Dobson 3
palatic - [drunk] Dobson 7 / 'lubricated' Dobson 3 / "Ah wes palatick" Dobson 1 / "he faalls doon, palatik, flat on his back" Irwin 1
pan-cyecks - pancakes Dobson 7
pea-pluffer - [pea-shooter]: "Amalgamated Pea-Pluffers and Willick Distributors" Dobson 7
pigeon-ducket - re carillon of Newc Civic Centre Dobson 2
pit - coal mine: "Pit-window-cleaner's ladder-haalder" (in list of trades and occupations) Dobson 7
pitmatick - "it taalks deed pitmatick" Irwin 1
pitshartz - pit shirts Dobson 7
pitvillidge Dobson 2
plash doon - downpour Dobson 8
play the wag - "ye played the wag from Sunday Skeul as weel" Irwin 3
ploatin' - plucking: "ploatin' an cleanin' that bord" Dobson 5
pluffers - pea-shoeters: "wi; thor bit bows an' arrers and pea-pluffers" Dobson 4
poliss (tribal constabulary) Dobson 2 / "a sergeant and a poliss" Irwin 3 / "Morpeth polisses versus Ashington polisses" Irwin 1
poss-tub - "corrugated poss-tub executives" Dobson 7; "the pounding of primeval poss-tubs" Dobson 3
[pregnant] "worbellaz in the club agyen" Dobson 3
proggy mat : "The National Wool Board will reveal the information...that it takes ten sheep to make one proggy mat... ([but] any feul knaas that sheep canna prog)" Dobson 7 / "the women stay in and make 'proggy mats'." Dobson 1
puddencloot - pudding cloth (as joke surname): "Mr Porcy Puddencloot" Dobson 7

raa - (terrace) row: "Keekers Raa" Dobson 7
raff-yard - scrapyard Dobson 8
rakin' - "gannin' rakin' aboot doon b' the bottom o' Pigrim Street" Dobson 5
roondaboot - roundabout: "the Pilgrim Street Roondaboot" Dobson 7
roondy coal - "artefacts...constructed from bits of roondy coal" Dobson 2
scunner - something nasty Dobson 8; vb. to dislike, reject Dobson 8

setpot - [large wash boiler] : "Coonty Coonsilor Humphrey Setpot"; "use it in your wesh-hoose as a set-pot" Dobson 7 / "the wash-house set-pot" Dobson 5
shuggyboat - "lorchin like a shuggyboat" Dobson 1
shyeul - shovel "a shyeul o' coal" Dobson 1 / "git stukkin wi'yer shyuls" clammin - "mask the tea thin am clammin2 Dobson 4

sivin - severn Dobson 7
skincheez - [pax] Dobson 4
Skinheeds - Skinheads Dobson 7
skitters - diarrhoeia: "inter-intestinal skitters" Dobson 7; "the screaming skitters" Dobson 3
sneck - "lift the sneck on the back door" Dobson 1 "lift the back sneck, waalk in, sit doon am' say 'What fettle the day?'" Dobson 6
spelk - a splint for a broken limb Dobson 8
spuggie - [sparrow, as joke surname]: "Duggie Spuggie" Dobson 7 / "ah want gyeuses not spuggies" Dobson 4
straa - straw: "bricks w' nee straa" Dobson 6
stife - smell: "thors an aaful stife inheor" Dobson 2
store club - [credit arrangement?] "the purchase (on a Store Club)" Dobson 7
stotting - [bouncing]: "the noise of continual stotting" Dobson 7
stotty cake - "a new factory for the production of synthetic stotty cake" Dobson 7 / "the State Stotty-Cake factories" Dobson 3
stumer - an unusual person, also means stupid Dobson 8

taa taa - "say taa taa te yor da" Dobson 1
tab - cigarette: "giz a tab" Dobson 2 / "tyab" Dobson 1 / "tabend" Dobson 6
Tadger - (as joke surname): "Fusilier Tadger" Dobson 6 / "write...to our manager Tot Tadger"; "Doctor Tadger" Dobson 7
tagareen yards - [scrap yards]: "from all good tagareen yards" Dobson 7
tappy-lappy - in a rush: "gannin' tappy-lappy oot the toon in a cloud o' dust" Dobson 6
te - to: "back te work" Dobson 7
teem - [pour] "teemoot the scaddin' het oil" Dobson 4
Teesside - "the Teesside badlands2 Dobson 3
tekkin - taking Dobson 3 / "tekking' a broon" Irwin 1 / "see that it's tekkin ivvory neet" Dobson 5
tetty - potato: "tetty-flavoured crisps" Dobson 7 / tetties Dobson 1 / "the Tettie-Howkes Gazette" Dobson 4 / "stannin' like tettoes roastin' aback o' the fire" Dobson 5
Tettyhowkaz (agricultural of peasant Geordies) Dobson 2
tew - to tumble about, to ruffle, to rumple Dobson 8 (as archaic)
the'll - they will Dobson 7
thor - their, they're Dobson 7
thorsels - themselves Dobson 7
thowt up - thought up: "was thowt up like by wor Jim" Dobson 7
thrung - crowded Dobson 8
thrum - to purr Dobson 8
tiggy - 'touch': "playin' tiggy up an' doon the coal staiths" Dobson 5
Tinmuth - Tynemouth Dobson 6
tiv - to: "signed his name tiv it" Dobson 7 / "it gans strite tiv his heed" Irwin 1

varry - very: "varry painful" Dobson 7
wark - work: "ye'll nivvor need te gan te wark" Dobson 7
wattor -water: "the wattor of the Wear" Dobson 3
weelstakt - well endows, as joke surname: "Miss Mindshez Weelstakt" Dobson 7
wesh-hoose - [scullery] Dobson 7
whatfettletheday? - Dobson 2
whe - who(m): "Whe de the' think thor hevvin on?" Dobson 7 / "whe elses wad the' be?" Dobson 3
whese - whose: "Ah divvent care whese ghost ye are" Irwin 1
why aye hinny - 'certainly darling' Dobson 1
willick - whelk: "Amalgamated Pea-Pluffers and Willick Distributors"; "the willick or periwinkle is a small univalve mollusc found on the rocks of the Geordieland coast" Dobson 7
wor - our: "one o' wor cuddies" Dobson 7 / "wor pit village" Irwin 1
work-shart - work shirt: "psychaedelic work-shart" Dobson 7
wuh - we: "as wuh say" Dobson 7

Yackas and Keekers (the excavating Geordies or pit-men) Dobson 2
yarkin - ]beating]: "givvum agud yarkin" Dobson 4 / "yarkin' - beating or thrashing" Irwin 1
ye - you (nom.pl.) Dobson 7 / acc.sg. "notyeagyen", "the 'ye' or 'ee' of the north...the 'thee' or 'thoo' of the south" Dobson 3 / "just like yee and me" Irwin 1
yebuggarmar - in approbation Dobson 3
yeors - years: "the beer'll put yeors on ye" Dobson 7
yer - your: "yer severence pay" Dobson 7
yersel - youself Dobson 7
yez - you (pl.): "...wad dee yez aal gud" Dobson 5

> yebuggarmar - in approbation Dobson 3
yeors - years: "the beer'll put yeors on ye" Dobson 7
yer - your: "yer severence pay" Dobson 7
yersel - youself Dobson 7
yez - you (pl.): "...wad dee yez aal gud" Dobson 5