Newcastle has transformed itself into a cultural landmark and is now renowned for being the business and social hub of the North East. In contrast to its industrial heritage, the city is also known for its environmental awareness and is even planning to become the first Carbon Neutral town in the UK.
Who is the most famous Geordie?
Both born in Newcastle in 1975.Rowan Atkinson. Actor & comedian, best known for Mr. Peter Beardsley. England & Newcastle United footballer. Eric Burdon. Chas Chandler. Cheryl. Jill Halfpenny. Charlie Hardwick. Tim Healy.More items
How do you say hello in Geordie?
So, lets start with “alreet”. This chirpy little word can be used to greet your new Geordie friends, or to ask someone if they are OK, for example: “Are ya [you] alreet?”, to which you should receive a response “aye” (yes), or “na” (no).
Why is it called a Geordie accent?
The name originated during theJacobite Rebellion of 1745. The Jacobites declared that Newcastle and the surrounding areas favoured the Hanovarian King George and were “for George”. Hence the name Geordie used as a derivation of George.