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  1. JCalhoun

    JCalhoun New Member

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    What is meant by the term Geordie (Jordie?)?
     
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    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.
     
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    How did the term come about?
     
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    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]
     
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    Interesting. Thanks. :D
     
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    Geordie's the cheif engineer aboard the Enterprise (TNG). The guy with the visor.. :p
     
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    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!
     
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    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:
     
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    Sure you are :D

    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Yes but where is he now? When his country really needs him! :wink: :D
     
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    Do you still have fireworks and all that on Guy Fawkes night?
     
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    Yup.

    Guy Fawkes night & Bonfire night are the same thing.

    Isn't that what the latter half of this thread is all about?
     
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    Or "National Burn a Catholic Day" if we are honest. :wink:
     
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    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:
     

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