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Comic Bobby Pattinson laments the loss of many Geordie words.

"I'm afraid things have to change because people can't understand when you say 'Aa booled doon the bank and coined the corna and dunched'.

"Unfortunately these wonderful words are lost. Words such as gallower for horses, snadgies or snides for turnips, all these wonderful words are going and I don't know what we can do to protect them.

"In the first video I did, Bobby Pattinson Live from Whitley Bay, I made quite a big thing of the Geordie dialect, how we are losing our identity.

"It's a shame. We should never lose an accent because it's interesting and entertaining. But a dialect, unfortunately, people can't understand."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 25, 2006
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