eariewig to get
a bread bun
fatty cake:- NY
small round pastry cake made with lard butter flour and sugar
first turn in a game (see fuggy/foggy below)
hidden away.Most likely Norse in origin as the Icelandic fela= to hide
fragile..easily broken. From ON fimr
first (some speakers) (see also ‘fuggy’)
1. To fix.. 2. To sort someone out ‘Ah’ll soon fettle him’ 3. Condition: 'I’m in fine fettle.' 'What fettle? = How are you? Teesside’s foremost folk group are called the Fettlers
flit:- Nth C
to move house. ‘Do a moonlight flit’ or shortened ‘Do a moonlight’ means to move secretly to avoid rent arrears or other such trouble. From ON flytja Compare Mod Swedish flytta =to move
damp, musty smelling
still occasionally used in sense of ‘silly’ ‘Ye fond fool!’ ‘brazzen’d fond’ Unashamedly foolish, cheeky
to quarrel in a minor way ,especially children. fratch or fratchety quarrelsome, ‘bitchy’
a mist from the sea
first turn in children’s game ‘I’m fuggy’. At school, first formers were 'fuggies'. (see also 'feggy' above. )
a fellow, bloke For me, as a child in Mbro this meant a minor authority figure like a watchman or a park-keeper. To a friend in Seaham, Co Durham it seems to mean simply an oldish man rather like the American usage of geezer. But also on Teesside I’ve heard it used to mean someone with a skill or trade. Someone was recommended to me as a ‘proper roofing gadgie not a cowboy’. Mbro Football Club advertised its web-site to ‘All you cyber-gadgies’ ( I much prefer being a cyber-gadgie to being a ‘nerd’!). Often younger speakers now shorten it to 'gadge' It is from the Romany 'gorgio' meaning 'fellow'
lame leg. My mother tells me her grandmother, (who was from Richmond) taught her to write the letter ‘m’ by describing it as three gammies (3 walking sticks?)
In Teesside meant a thick heavy , baggy jumper.It's from their original manufacture in Guernsey
the triangular pieces of land jutting out at mouth of Tees North Gare & South Gare( from OE gara= triangular piece of land????)
small enclosure. e.g the Apple Garth in Guisborough
-gate:- (as a street or road name.) Nth C
street, road, lane. ON compare Mod Norwegian 'gate' or Danish 'gade'.Guisborough has Northgate, Westgate and Belmangate. Darlington has Priestgate,Bondgate,Skinnergate,Houndgate. Middlesbrough has Gunnergate Lane and Ladgate Lane which are both tautological in that they say 'Lad-lane-lane' and 'Gunnar's-lane-lane'.
pint of beer. To the best of my knowledge this is peculiar to 'Pool. Perhaps it is from the mark on a pint glass?
geggs:- TS only?
Spectacles. "geggy" a person wearing glasses
equivalent to the slang word ‘git’ but much stronger meaning. It was considered a swear word when I was a child. My cousin had an absolute detestation of a particular Teesside politician whom he called "The Get". My cousin once said, “Every time I see that sign on the AI9, ‘Get in Lane’ I keeping hoping it’s him.”