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lads an lasses. Welcome to The Original English to Geordie translator,
on the web since 1996! But whats a Geordie
you may be asking yourself, in essence its them canny fowk from
the North East of England sometimes wrongly but understandably mistaken
for Scots or Irish to the unaquainted. The Northumbrian
Association website and associated links from there will help
you learn about the unique Northumbrian culture
Use the fun translator below or maybe try the new Geordie
quiz, created to celebrate the new quiz book, Who wants to
be a Geordie.
Certain phrases are converted quite well, but the translator simply
cannot cope with parts of the dialect such as putting the words
"Man" , "Like" and "Ye knaa's" anywhere
in a sentence and the fact that we really have a different way of
By the way, the use of "Man" is not restricted to sex,
lasses and wifies use the word "man" when refering to
each other. See some examples at the end.
enter plain English text in the box below. At the end of each paragraph
make sure you enter a carrage return (Enter key).
Press Translate to convert to the Geordie dialect.