Originally Posted by knarfw
Probably not as much as we do laughing at yours.
Well that's how it started actually, the typical blinkered Geordie view thinking that Sunderland accents were the peculiar ones.
I started to constantly point out the differences in pronunciation on a daily basis after being bashed once - then a couple of my colleagues from Manchester noticed and slowly they started to distinguish the accents to the point that all acknowledged that the Sunderland accent have fewer unique pronunciations and syntax.. Geordies make sounds that are not natural to the rest of the country, partiulcarly the 'ee' and 'oo' sounds... whereas the Sunderland syntax for these sounds have alot more in common witht the rest of the north.
This coupled with Geordie oddities like "Wor" have silenced the Geordies where i work (it's in Newcastle by the way) and all the non Geordies (colleagues from Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Carlisle) all have a good laugh everytime the Geordies accidentally slip these into their speech, it's hilarious cos i'm surrounded by Geordies all trying to erradicate "Wor" from their speech now LOL.