Ve Vill Al Gan to the Toon Hinny!

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), March 26, 2004 | Go to article overview

Ve Vill Al Gan to the Toon Hinny!


Byline: By Cathy Spencer

Mein gott - German tourists will be learning our lingo after exchange students made a dialect guidebook.

The 11 children from Offenburg have spent two weeks in Newcastle learning the dialect and soaking up the culture.

The youngsters, aged 14 to 18, were on an exchange programme with pupils at Walker Technology College.

The eight-page guide they have put together covers the best places to eat, drink and dance and how to speak the dialect.

They used Geordie words and phrases like "alreet", "hinny" and "are ye gannin doon toon".

Teacher Julie Walker said the pupils have loved learning about life in the North East.

"They have been on a number of trips out to places such as the Theatre Royal and the coast at Craster and they really enjoyed the tour of the city centre," she said.

"Because they wanted to appeal to older students as well as the younger ones, they also looked at the local jazz and blues clubs and how much a pint costs in Newcastle. …

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