Thursday, August 17, 2006

Geordie dialect under threat in.........Newcastle.

"Whisht! lads, haad yor gobs and aa'll tell yer aall and aaful story" (*) and this is it:

The City fathers, aka the local Council, have seen fit to bar their employees from using two delightful Geordie words of endearment, "hinny" and "pet" , when dealing with members of the public.

Now it would take a dyed in the wool hard-line feminist to be offended by these colloquialisms but in our modern world of political correctness the Council is clearly running scared of potential law suits from the hyper-sensitive.

* from the Lambton Worm

Monday, August 14, 2006

To a Wedding in the North

a delightful and memorable day uniting the North-West and the North-East

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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday at Tate Modern

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younger daughter and I visited the superb Wassily Kandinsky exhibition.