Mother & father both born at Netherton and father worked down the pit as did just about everyone else did back then; uncle, cousins etc. I was brought up on what's known as "Pit talk", certain vocabulary I still weave into conversation to this day, but is usually met with confusion. For example - "You gave me a gliff before" = You gave me a fright earlier. Does anyone still use these terms today or have they died out? Another one; "Mind, that gully's sharp" = watch as that knife is sharp. "I walked into the bliddy cheble" = I've walked into that bloody table.
Silly daft geordie twang I guess, but localised in certain pit villages. I couldn't imagine anyone saying the same stuff in Consett, for example. Anyway, paying homage to the old school on how your Grandad might have talked about Lonnens, Sculleries, Clarts and Nyuks.