10 favourite words and phrases only heard in South Tyneside - chosen by the Gazette readers

We have all got those sayings that run in the family – and sometimes they don’t make sense to anybody else.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 2:45 pm

So we asked you to share your favourite words and phrases, only heard in South Tyneside.

Check out our list below – as chosen by the Gazette readers – to see if your most-used words or phrases are included.

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You have been sharing your favourite words and phrases, only heard in South Tyneside.

Doon street/doon toon – Going into town. From Graham Jordan.

Mortel, gunin yam – I’m drunk, I’m going home. From Kerry Anne Reynolds.

He’s a funny yin – He’s a funny one. From Dee Jardine.

“Saveloy Dip. You can't get them anywhere else.” From Bernard Fox.

Here are some of your suggestions from the Shields Gazette Facebook page.

Ahreet! – Hello! From Peter Dawson.

What’s that on ya pyet? – What’s that on your face? From John Dixon Junior.

Shy bairns get nowt! – You won’t get anything if you don’t ask. From Paul Lewis.

Coin the corner – Turn the corner. From Ted Nichol.

Fud – Food. From Rachael Howitt.

Mirro – Mirror. From Fiona Hall.

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