Discussion in 'The Members Lounge' started by JCalhoun, Oct 26, 2007.
What is meant by the term Geordie (Jordie?)?
A Geordie comes from a part of the North East of England around the Tyne and Wear/Newcastle Upon Tyne area, I'm not too sure of exactly at what point you cease being Geordies geographically. I'll check with my mum next time I speak to her since that half of my family are all Geordies.
How did the term come about?
How did it happen?
Quote from http://www.bobjude.co.uk/photo/newc/who.htm
I also found this page which is of a more historical look at older origins for Geaordie as a name http://www.northeastengland.talktalk.ne ... rigins.htm
That was just one from a quick Google.
Well that's Geordies for you - what about all those scousers now?
(Scousers are from the Liverpool area) or Weegies (from the Glasgow area).[/url]
Geordie's the cheif engineer aboard the Enterprise (TNG). The guy with the visor..
Shamelessly stealing this thread...
Do you Britons still celebrate Bonfire Night? Its today if I'm not totally wrong...
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up King and Parliament.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
A penny loaf to feed the Pope
A farthing o' cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down.
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar.
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head.
Then we'll say ol' Pope is dead.
Hip hip hoorah!
Hip hip hoorah hoorah!
We do indeed. Bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night is the annual celebration in the name of a man we had tortured and brutally executed a few centuries ago... A cheerful lot aren't we? :wink:
Sure you are
Thought Guy managed to slip from that brutal execution but still...
I find it rather amusing that you have this kind of celebration of failed assassination attempt and naming for it.
He did, he was due to be hung Drawn and quartered ut jump from the scaffold so that he broke his neck rather than slowly be strangled by the noose
Yes but where is he now? When his country really needs him! :wink:
Do you still have fireworks and all that on Guy Fawkes night?
Guy Fawkes night & Bonfire night are the same thing.
Isn't that what the latter half of this thread is all about?
Or "National Burn a Catholic Day" if we are honest. :wink:
There's also the fact that your not a real country unless you have a reason to crack off fireworks once a year (and new year doesn't count) does have to be a good reason, there just has to be a reason. :grin: