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Larn Yersel' Geordie [Hardcover]

Scott Dobson
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Frank Graham (Mar 1970)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0900409576
  • ISBN-13: 978-0900409578
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.4 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,254,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
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Scott Dobson's essential guide to comprehension of one of the most elite languages in the modern world is without compare. Phrases such as "Has anyone anyone," often abbreviated to "gizatab" speak volumes for the evolution of this pearl among languages. Other phrases, such as "Wor gran wuz gannin tappy-lappy doon the lonnen whan she couped hor creels", bear within them such evocative poetry, that they bring to mind the nordic sagas from which Geordie grew. Mr. Dobson deserves the Nobel Prize for his contribution to basic human understanding. How else could we, mere mortals hope to understand the textual intricacies of such romantic tales as those of Geordie Broon from Bedlington? For example, Geordie Broon from Belinton brok his leg at work. The Doctor, who wuz english and couldn't taak proper kem to see yim and asked "Well George my good man, can you walk yet?" To which the stalwart Geordie replied, "Work? Ah cannat even walk yet, nivver mind work!" I rest my case: what more need be said? Scott Dobson, - GENIUS!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another gift to be reminded of home 5 Mar 2013
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Another gift to remind my nephew of home since he is working away for the next 3 or 4 years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tickle your Tonsils 3 Mar 2013
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I think you should gargle with Newkie Broon as suggested then perhaps to may be able to All Frank Graham's books are very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars best!! 11 Feb 2013
By Rozgar
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as it is described .. thanks a lot for the offer!!!!!! just as best as it had to be! :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comedy gift 4 Feb 2013
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Perfect token gift for a wannabe Geordie to try and learn the language - absolute crease watching a southerner try their best Geordie out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geordie Classic 1 Jun 2012
By Geordie
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First book by old Geordie Author very much tongue in cheek but an excellent reed have purchased many of these books over the years and sent them far and wide always well accepted and a boon to folk trying to come to terms with the Geordie dialect as they trty to taak proppa
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3.0 out of 5 stars How to Speak Geordie 23 Oct 2010
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An re-issue of Scott Dobson's classic. Still a good and amusing read after all these years.

Malcolm Parkin
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Point of view of a non-Geordie 27 Feb 2009
I first read this book in the early 1970s. I'd just moved to North Northumberland (Blyth) in my early teens, and was introduced to this book by Mona Hindle, the previous owner of the house that my family was moving into.

I haven't read it since then, but I still recall an extract:
"Divvent drop yer dottle on the proggy mat"

I remember "dottle" as being the ash hanging on to the end of a lit cigarettte, and a "proggy mat" being a mat comprised of strips of material sewn to a hessian backing.

"Divvent" is Geordie for "Don't".

This book was highly amusing to me at the time that I first read it. I was similarly amused when I moved to South Wales and read the book "Talk Tidy" by John Edwards.

I hope this helps you in your interest in regional languages of Britain.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great for a good laugh
purchased as a present has caused great hilarity with reciepients living in the south and were not offended by geordie humour.
Published 2 days ago by Kay
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT RESOURCE!
I have a lot of friends in the North East ... it's nice to talk to them in their own dialect :-)
Published 2 months ago by P.E.H.DAY
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening book
Bought as a present for my son's Bulgarian girl friend as a joke because when she visited she was fascinated by the Geordie dialect sneaked a peek myself. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Linda anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, good fun
Great book, good fun, arrived quickly. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn "a cannie bit o' Geordie like" and have fun at the same time
Published 4 months ago by Nichola Dobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
This book is great for my friend, he's from another country and he's interested in our lingo, it's fantastic for him, he's loving it.
Published 5 months ago by Nichole
5.0 out of 5 stars very good book
yes was exactly what i wanted, was in excellant condition and was exactly as per descriptionwhat else can i say
Published 9 months ago by acmaple
5.0 out of 5 stars wot a laugh
This is a great little book. I am the Geordie who bought the book for my many English dialect friends. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Ms. B. M. Gallagher
2.0 out of 5 stars Lern nowt much
This was a let down. Not up to the review of it. It has moments of insight into geordie language but not enough to justify keepin it on the shelf. Sorry lad, I learnt nowt much.
Published on 5 April 2012 by "Belgo Geordie"
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