A nice compliment
Posted by N44 on February 8, 2019, 6:41 pm
Mohamed Jaffir ex International Apprentice in 1966 who sent me the Reyrolle's Relay Pics told me this, apart from praising those local girls in that dept, so I thought I'd share it, |
Hi Norman, when I was offered a job at Reyrolles, I was working in the offices of an English owned supermarket where all the ex-pats and rich local people shopped. So I went to see the manager who was English and told him about my job. I remember his words clearly “The Geordies are a very friendly people. You will like it there”. I asked him who were these Geordies and I had never heard of them! He laughed and said that they were the people living in the North-East and probably derived their name from the famous George Stephenson, whom I had learnt about in school about the steam engine and the miner’s lamp.
So when I arrived, I was a little more knowledgeable about the Geordies and then after a few months in Hebburn, I learnt “Gan’yeme”, “Ganzi”, “dinner” for lunch, “tea” for dinner etc. I also listened to that famous recording by the BBC Look North duo Mike Neville and George House. It was really funny.