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.
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.
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.
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.