Five Reasons The Geordies Love Scotland
From their mint slang to their ability to get mortal - here are just five things Geordies have in common with the Scots.
Anyone with GCSE Geography knows that Newcastle and Scotland are reet close. In fact, there’s only 60 miles between the Tyne and the Scottish Borders. They’re practically neighbours.
So with all the political shennanigans going on in Scotland this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate what unites us, rather than divides us.
There are plenty of eery similarities between the Scots and Geordies - and here are just five reasons they love each other.
#1 Mint Slang
Radgie. Gan Yem. Howay. Canny. We’re extremely familiar with Geordie slang. But did you know that the two regions share some words?
There’s ‘aye’, obviously. But also the words alang (along), auld (old), bairn (small child), lad, lass, mam… the list goes on and on. Oh, and don’t forget ‘willicks’, which means winkles - if you like that sort of thing.
OK, so they’re not everyone’s favourite instrument, but it can’t be denied that the Scots have a talent when it comes to blowing stuff.
And you’ve all met our Holly, right?
#3 The Loch Ness Monster
Nessie is to Scotland what Gaz’s parsnip is to Newcastle. Except that there’ve been very few sightings of The Loch Ness Monster, and it’s apparently quite shy.
The same can’t really be said for Gaz, now, can it? Come to think of it, all the Geordie lads are usually happy to toss their cabers…
#4 Getting Mortal
Forgive us for making use of a stereotype here, but they tend to exist for a reason, and there’s no doubt the Scots love a wee dram or two of an evening.
The same can of course be said for the Geordies, who are always buzzing at the prospect of a few jagerbombs soon the toon. The wee scamps.
#5 They’re Canny Bonnie
The Geordies and Scots know how to take care of themselves. And there’s some pretty attractive stars who’ve come from both places - from Karen Gillan and Gerard Butler to Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and… erm… Sting.
All told, the regions must keep the beauty industry happy. That’s a lot of fake tan, hair extensions and lashes…