Sam Fender teaches us Geordie slang

10 February 2022, 16:50

The Geordie musician and BRIT Award winner takes us through some of the lingo from his hometown.

Sam Fender is very much the man of the moment. His second studio album, Seventeen Going Under, made it to Number 1 in October and now he's won the BRIT Award for Best Alternative/Rock.

Now, with a huge tour of the UK in his diary for 2022, we thought it was high time that North Shields' finest musical export since Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys told us more about his roots.

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So here's wee Sammy Fender taking us through the highlights of GEORDIE SLANG.

  • If you "divvina" something, what does it mean?
  • If Sam says he's "gannin' yem", should you get another round in?
  • If you were to come across Sam in his "scratcha", should you avert your eyes?
  • Should you disturb a Geordie if they're "in a fettle"?

Let Sam Fender take you through some of the more familiar Geordie expressions - and some terms that he reckons must have come "from the 1800s or something".

And he's ably assisted by his excellent drummer Drew Michael, who chips in with a few salty phrases himself.

Watch Sam Fender take John Kennedy through his album Seventeen Going Under track by track