A Load of Rubbish and Other Stuff...
Posted by John K on May 7, 2020, 11:18 am
GEORDIE LANGUAGE |
Snottysneck - Common cold
Stottinheed - Headache
Oot o’ lamp oil - Poor sight
Bad wi’ the beor - Hangover
Gettn’ the smitt - Becoming infected
Cannaswallie - Sore throat
Skitters - Diarrhoea
Bummlerphobia - Fear of bees
Spuggyphobia - Fear of birds
Willockaphobia - Fear of seafood
Provvyblokeaphobia - Fear of paying bills
Tappylappaphobia - Fear of speed
Did you know…
Pumpkins were once recommended for removing freckles.
Himalaya means ‘home of snow’.
The tango originated as a (practise) dance between two men.
Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her hair.
There’s no sand in sandpaper.
Goldfish can suffer from motion sickness.
Before 1800 there was no such thing as separate shoes for left and right feet.
I bet you’ve been there too…
I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I’ve also never been in Cognito.
I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport, you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my family, friends and work. I would like to go to Conclusions , but you have to jump, and I’m not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I’ve been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I’m in Capable, and I go there more often as I’m getting older. One of my favourite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart. At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!
Interesting Local History
Washington Old Hall
In 1183, in the village of Wessyngton, England, the Washington family took its name. In 1789 General George Washington a descendant of that family and leader of the Revolution, became the first President of a new nation—the United States of America. The capital of the new nation was named Washington in his honour. The Wessyngton, which had various spellings until it evolved into Washington, comes from the Anglo Saxon—’Hwaes’ a Saxon chief, ‘Inga’ meaning family of, and ‘Tun’ an estate of Hwae’s (Wassa’s) family. The first ancestor of George Washington to live at Washington was William de Hertburn, who moved to the village in 1183. before surnames were in general use, nobles and landowners assumed the name of the property they owned. Thus, William de Hertburn became William de Wessyngton. Had he not moved in 1183, America’s first president and its capital might have been named Hertburn, (pronounced Heartburn in England). It is not known whether William de Hertburn built the original Washington Old Hall or whether it already existed. The present hall is a typical example of a small English manor house of the early seventeenth century. Built of local sandstone, it stands on the old twelfth century foundations. The arches between the kitchen and the great hall are from the original house. Five generations of George Washington’s direct ancestors lived in the hall before the family moved south and then emigrated in 1657 to Northern Neck in the new colony of Virginia.