Our Northumbrian words and accents are just as important to our heritage as Hadrian’s Wall, stottie cakes or the “Blaydon Races”. Yet our dialect is suffering from neglect as it is slowly replaced by a bland version of English, or as my mother would said, “proper taak”. Through this website Northumbrian Words seeks to bring our dialect to a wider audience and by working with like-minded organisations, provide sponsorship for dialect-related programmes that serve this objective.
Canny Craik is an online magazine featuring articles, stories and other information about the Northumbrian dialects. The current issue includes:
Featured Word: The well-used and equally well-loved dialect word, CANNY its profiled along with is meaning and roots.
What’s Gannin On: A regular update of news and events of interest to readers.
And Finally: A story about wor Geordie and the Queen.
Gaan Canny Hinnies!