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Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Aidan15 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:31 pm

Now I was always told when growing up that a true Geordie is someone born within 1 mile of the banks of the Tyne but by that definition some parts of Newcastle is further and I know people from South Shields are labelled Sanddancers but I'm not Arab-descended so by no means a 'Sanddancer' and don't like the term at all and South Shields is closer to Newcastle than Sunderland main centre.

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by memor » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:49 pm

A gruff no nonsence sort of people.

That invented the Pizza.

Who think their beer is best (yuk, yuk,, sticks fingers down throat)

Will stick with you through and through especially if they think you have money you can lend them.

The back bone of the British Army.

And they're the ones who'd you want standing next to you when your in trouble and the chips are down.

Geordies are different. Any group of people that can race whippets grow leaks with a passion and wear flat caps for a bet are gods own people (if there were a god)

Should I go on or just continue embarrassing myself.
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by martymont » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:11 pm

Just be proud to be a sandancer I am and the answer is NO were better. :wink:

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Pilot » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:18 pm

There is an argument to say people from Newcastle are not Geordie's, one suggestion for the origin of the title is that King George was beaten back south of the Tyne by the Scots and raised a local army to reinforce his ranks from the local people south of the Tyne. These people were called Geordies Men
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Aidan15 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:42 am

Just like people say Jarrow are Jarrovians not Geordies bit silly to me.

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by brian c » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:30 am

Aidan15 wrote:Now I was always told when growing up that a true Geordie is someone born within 1 mile of the banks of the Tyne but by that definition some parts of Newcastle is further and I know people from South Shields are labelled Sanddancers but I'm not Arab-descended so by no means a 'Sanddancer' and don't like the term at all and South Shields is closer to Newcastle than Sunderland main centre.

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Who is a Geordie?
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by memor » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:54 pm

I'm still right about having no taste buds when it comes to North East beer.

Why they think that Scottish and Newcastle is great beer confounds me.
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by andysfootball » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:07 pm

geordies are thick newcastle neanderthals

sanddancers are more well travelled, humble, helpful and more educated, cosmopolitan, story tellers
STAY CALM AND SANDDANCE ON

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by memor » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:19 pm

You tellum Andy
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by callummal » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:21 pm

depends what football team you support

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Sandyman » Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:20 pm

I regard myself as a Sandy with a Geordie twist

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by memor » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:17 pm

It's better than being a Geordie twit that's a bit sandy.
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by RightClickFix » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:09 pm

Anyone born n raised in South Shields is classed as a "sand dancer" but it's more of a jokey nickname than a real label. I'm proud to be known as a "sand dancer" but regard myself as a geordie. My accent is geordie and I've always worked with geordies as well as "mackems" and "smoggies".
Overall I'd say South Shields belongs to the geordie family, Sunderland is known as "mackem land" with locals who are proud to be known as "mackems" yet when abroad you alwayts here them telling people they're "geordies" which is funny :roll:

Football plays a major part in it too with Shields being 50/50 or there abouts and causes some major rivalry with some saddos taking it too far! I find that if I'm out the region chatting with people, some regard us "sandies" as mackems and others say we're geordies so I can't see it ever being resolved.

So in summary I'm a proud sand dancer but overall am also a proud geordie (toon fan too for me sins ;) )

Here's my fishing kayak, proudly named Sand Dancer :)

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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Barney » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:06 pm

I consider myself both a Geordie and a Sanddancer. Not sure if Stephenson Street is within a mile of the Tyne, but I don't give a crap anyways! :)
When I was a teenager, there was a lot of "Geordies Rule" T-shirts about, with folks from places like Hartlepool and Stockton claiming to be Geordie!!
You know - "I'm from Hartlepool! Geordies Rule!" I thought that was stretching it somewhat, but if they wanted to improve themselves by claiming to be Geordie, I can't blame 'em! ;)

In reality - like being Cockney - it's more about how you feel about a place than where you were physically born. If you're proud to be a Geordie, you're a Geordie. If you're proud to be a Sanddancer, you're a Sanddancer. If you're not proud of those things, then you will most likely not claim to be either.

Anyway - I'm from South Shields! Geordies Rule!
AND, because "we're all together, like the folks o' Shields!", I'm a Sanddancer, too.
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Re: Are people from South Shields Geordies?

Post by Tweedlady » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:20 pm

THAT'S TELLING THEM!! :lol: :wink:

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