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We Are Teesside
John wants to hear your Teesside 'werds'
There are hundreds of words that you will never hear anywhere apart from on Teesside.
Imagine a visitor came to our area and overheard a conversation that went a little bit like this: "I've had nowt to eat me! Our mam made me a parmo but it was made in a clarty pan - even the bairns wouldn't touch it!". Would they understand it? Probably not.
Like most regions, Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire have their own set of unique words and phrases that may sound like nonsense to visitors, but are perfectly common in our area.
John Foster was interested in hearing words from listeners that felt were distinctive to our area, and the response was huge.
Some of the phrases included 'plodge', which means to paddle, and 'cuddy wiffter', which is slang for a left-handed person.
Listed below is a selection of your words, but we'd love to hear more, so send in your suggestions now!
If you have a word that you think should be included and can't find it on the list, simply fill in the form at the bottom of this page.
last updated: 07/05/2008 at 17:56
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