Saturday, 1 November 2008

Geordie`s Lost his Liggy

4 comments:

ILuvNUFC said...

Ah, the memories come flooding back. When I was in the infants school back in the 70's we had a very old teacher and she was a proper Geordie and she use to get us singing this song all the time. She was a great teacher but I reckon you don't get them like that any more. You would'nt be allowed to talk like that anymore for a start. :)

Funnily enough I was in the same class as one of Brian Johnson's daughters in my senior school.

Thanks.

Yvonne Young said...

I work in a nursery and I play the CD, but we noticed that he sings Whye yi bugger on it so I`m looking for a traditional one, don`t want the parents complaining.
There`s nowt like Geordie accent and humour, isn`t it crap how people can`t say hinney and pet now, sod them I`m still saying it!!!

ILuvNUFC said...

Our teacher used to miss that line out for us :)

It's a shame you don't know anyone who can mess around with an MP3 of it and that line could be quietened down or even taken out but it's beyond me even though I know it can be done.

Almost everyone I've meet where ever I go loves the accent and it makes you very popular around the world but it's a real shame that it's dying out around here. I live in the east end of Newcastle and my son speaks in the real tongue but some off his team mates at his football team are from Jesmond and I remember one of the parents having a real go at his son for saying "hoose" which I've no doubt he picked up from my laddie. "We are from Jesmond and we do not speak like that" he said.
Stuck up twat!

Yvonne Young said...

Gave me an idea, my youngest son lives in Penistone, we`ll be visiting over the holidays so I`ll ask him to doctor the song. It never ceases to amaze me how people judge someone simply by accent, it has nothing to do with intelligence, but they behave as if it has. I remember a place I used to work at, a mother tackled me that her daughter had written mam on a card, but her kid had copied from a much brighter "Geordie" lass in the group. She sneared "It`s not a word is it?" when I answered "It`s a colloquialism and we value dialects." she wasn`t too pleased, but I believe that we have to stick with what we believe, we need to challenge these snobs. I love that saying "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." But we do move on from where we were brought up, I lived in Benwell and value that experience. Keep gannin hinney.