Couple of old favourites from this part of the world:-
How would you like to be buried with my people?
Would you like to have your name under mine in the 'oul chequebook?
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 11:25 am
Get in the truck, Babe.
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 12:09 pm
In my younger days -
I was walking down the street on a warm day and a car drove by and I get hit by a water gun (it wasn't a super soaker just a little water) and the guy yelled "you looked so I hot I had to cool you off."
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 12:23 pm
For St. Patrick's Day:
Do you have any Irish in you? Would you like some?
The Anglo-Saxon kingdoms that emerged during the Dark Ages spoke largely mutually intelligible varieties of what is now called Old English ... poems by the Anglo-Saxon scholar the Venerable Bede translate more successfully into Geordie than into present-day Standard English.
When President Jimmy Carter visited Newcastle in 1977 he was coached to say "Howay the lads".
Wed 28 Feb, 2018 04:45 pm
It's English, but with a Geordie accent. In very basic terms English came from two languages, Anglo Saxon and Norse mashing up together. (There's more to it than that, but this isn't a thread about the story of English.) The English spoken in the North East is still similar to Norwegian. There's stories of Geordie and Norwegian fisherman meeting up in the North Sea and understanding each other despite neither speaking the others' language.
This is Oz ranting about Thatcher.
It's not only Americans who have problems with it.
The English spoken in the North East is still similar to Norwegian.
There is a big shopping mall in Newcastle that is usually full of Norwegians at the weekend, they come over on the ferry from Bergen. They find the place and the people congenial, I gather. And the booze prices.