Durham & Tyneside Dialect Group / Word Lists / Sunderland C19/1

NEWCASTLE 1990s - FROM ISSUES OF 'VIZ'

This list is compiled from 'Sid the Sexist' cartoons in issues nos.34 (1989), 37, 39 40, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51, 72 (1995), 78 (1996), 96 (1999), 105, 109

aall - all VIZ 72 (1995)
aallreet VIZ 51
aalwez - always VIZ 72 (1995)
aboot - about; "divvent wurry aboor'us" VIZ 34 (1989)
alurn - alone: "leave us alurn" VIZ 34 (1989)
an' - and VIZ 72 (1995)
anyways VIZ 45
awa - over: "awa aal me fittin's" VIZ 72 (1995)
aye - yes VIZ 72 (1995)

bairn - baby: "his sister's had a bairn" VIZ 34 (1989), "hee's aawnly a bairn" VIZ 42
bit - "A'm awnly deein' this forrabit laugh" VIZ 34 (1989), "forra bit daft laugh" VIZ 45
"bonny lad" (to barman) VIZ 42
"white breeks" VIZ 37
burrit - but it VIZ 51

cad - cold VIZ 40
canna, cannat - cannot: "it cannat be" VIZ 34 (1989); "A canna wait" VIZ 72 (1995)
"soonds canny" VIZ 78 (1996)
"work clairs" (clothes) VIZ 51
clarts - muck, rubbish: "A could eat a scabby monkey fried in clarts" VIZ 78 (1996)
cush - nice, handy: "a cush batchla pad" VIZ 72 (1995)

dee - do: "What y'need t'dee" VIZ 72 (1995), "worra wuz ganna dee?" VIZ 48
divvent - "A divvent swaller" VIZ 72 (1995), "A divvent knaa" VIZ 37, "divvent be daft" VIZ 48
doon - doing VIZ 72 (1995)
dorty - dirty VIZ 72 (1995)
"ye durzy bastads" VIZ 37

'e - he: "haz 'e?" VIZ 34 (1989)
everythink - everything VIZ 72 (1995)

fatha - father VIZ 96 (1999)
forst - firstVIZ 72 (1995)
fowa - four VIZ 42
frig - "What the frig are yuz aall taakin' aboot?" VIZ 34 (1989)
friggin' "Y'dorty friggin' bastad!" (genially) VIZ 72 (1995)
fu ye - for ye VIZ 37

gan - go (inf.): "Here we gan" VIZ 72 (1995)
ganna - going to: "Yer Mam's not ganna march in" VIZ 72 (1995)
gerra - "where did ye gerra posh numba like that" VIZ 51
gerron - get on: "How'd ye gerron?" VIZ 72 (1995); "A havent gorra asbestos gob" VIZ 42

haway - "Haway back to my place" VIZ 72 (1995); "Howay man Sid" VIZ 34 (1989)
heed - "put yer eyes back in ya heed" VIZ 37
hev - have VIZ 34 (1989)
hoppin's - annual fair on Town Moor: "the hoppin's fer bairns, man" VIZ 37
"how, man, speak of the devil" VIZ 51
hoy - throw: "hoy some lime in the bord's [drink]" VIZ 78 (1996) , "hoyin oot time" VIZ 51

"swimmin kex" VIZ 40
"gan on kidda" VIZ 40
krurm - chrome: "krurm fittins" VIZ 72 (1995)

wor lass - wife VIZ 42

Mam - mother: "me Mam" VIZ 72 (1995)
"it's flat, man, Bob" VIZ 37
"what's the marra, Sid?" VIZ 40
"how, mate" VIZ 78 (1996)
me - my: "me fittin's" VIZ 72 (1995)
me (emphatic): "A love it, me" (Xmas)VIZ 45
mebeez - maybe VIZ 37
"megacushty job" VIZ 51
"mek some noise!" VIZ 37

nah - no VIZ 78 (1996)
nae - no (adj.): "nae more" VIZ 72 (1995)
nana - grandmother: "yer nana's in hospital is she?" VIZ 34 (1989)
nar - no: "Nar, man" VIZ 34 (1989)
neet - night VIZ 51, "the neet" VIZ 48
netty - toilet VIZ 40
nevva - never VIZ 45
"norra lot gannin on in here the day" VIZ 45
nowt - nothing: "A got nowt" VIZ 72 (1995)

"they'll be ower smaall" VIZ 40
owt - anything VIZ 42

"Sid's pappered hesel" VIZ 37
pet - [to a lass] VIZ 51
pickcha - picture (vb): "pickcha the scene" VIZ 72 (1995)

reet - right: "put yu reet" VIZ 72 (1995); "I'm in a reet dash" VIZ 51
roond - round VIZ 37

samidges - sandwiches: "bacon samidges" VIZ 72 (1995)
shaddap - VIZ 37
shite - "Aah shite!" (exclamation) VIZ 34 (1989)
smurked - smoked: "smurked glass" VIZ 72 (1995)
"summik like that" (something) VIZ 51

"taalkin" VIZ 37
"tab ends" (cigarette butts) VIZ 96 (1999)
"A wuz tappin off wi that lass" (making up to) VIZ 42
"tattie watta" VIZ 48
tek - take: "ye wouldn't hev tu tek it yem afta" VIZ 34 (1989) "they'll think we're rock" (tough) VIZ 37
"me todger" (penis) VIZ 45
torn oot - turn out VIZ 72 (1995)
tu - to: "tu hear" VIZ 34 (1989)
"y' bad-moothed little twat" VIZ 42

watter VIZ 37
whahey! - [greeting] VIZ 72 (1995)
whorra - what a: "whorra shame" VIZ 72 (1995)
why like? VIZ 78 (1996)
wi' - with VIZ 72 (1995)
"worriff A am, like?" VIZ 37
"summik wrang?" VIZ 51

yem - home: "ye wouldn't hev tu tek it yem afta" VIZ 34 (1989), "at yem" VIZ 40
yer - your (sg.): "yer Mam" VIZ 72 (1995)
yer - you areVIZ 72 (1995)
yersel' - yourself (acc.sg.) VIZ 72 (1995)
yu - you (acc.sg.) VIZ 72 (1995)
yuz - you (nom.pl.) VIZ 34 (1989)

>VIZ 72 (1995)
yuz - you (nom.pl.) VIZ 34 (1989)