While I was in the bedroom fetching something for my Leicestershire granddaughter, she came in, climbed on the double bed and began to bounce up and down. The next thing I knew she suddenly stopped bouncing, and was kneeling in the middle of the bed on one knee while rubbing her chin and said ‘Ooh!’
I asked what had happened, and she half smiled and replied, ‘Granddad, I kneed my chin… I replied ‘I need my chin too, for chin-wagging!’ Although, only aged 7, she laughed out with a full belly laugh and said, ‘Granddad, what’s chin-wagging? Is it Geordie?’ I like to say things to make my grandchildren think and explained my little bit of fun.
A while back, we (my granddaughter and I) had been discussing Geordie words (as you do), and my granddaughter said to me, “Granddad, how do you say, ‘Yes’ in Geordie?” Then other words came out, like, ‘Mam’ and ‘Dad’, and finally, she caught me off guard by asking, “Granddad, how do Geordie’s laugh?” I showed her, as it was my turn to belly laugh!
Some kids say the funniest things.
The funniest thing I heard was when our good friend, regular Lilian, told us:
“I had a laugh at my 4yr-old great-grandson when he was asked to give his granda' a kiss, he refused saying he didn't like the *spelks on his face.”
*Spelks are the Geordie term for splinters.