It’s official: the Geordie public are friendly folk.
But, if you’re not from the area, certain things just won’t have the same meaning.
You may also think some of our habits are ‘weird’: just ask my former flatmate from Kent.
We are what we are and there’s no room for change.
Take a look at these 14 things that you’re bound to know if you’re from Newcastle.
1. You don’t wear a coat on a night out
Nope, it just doesn’t happen.
Hang that coat back up and get yourself out.
2. Your weekend revolves around the football
Newcastle United might not have won a major trophy since what seems like the Stone Age, but you still plan your whole weekend around the Magpies.
Lose and your weekend is ruined.
No, I’m not asking about your dog, cat, rabbit or tortoise.
It’s your new name, deal with it!
4. June 9
No, it’s not just any day.
It’s the Blaydon Races!
It happened in 1862 on a summer’s afternoon didn’t you know?
You can’t say that date without giving a rendition in your head of the famous terrace tune.
Step aside May 4.
Many people who aren’t from the area would have asked you what this means.
Not many would have stayed around to hear all the possible definitions.
It’s, well, canny!
6. Fenwick’s window
Nothing signals the start of Christmas better than the unveiling of the new Fenwick’s window.
What will it be this year?
Long before chavs were a thing there were charvers.
Basically, just a different name.
8. Byker Grove
The show that sent Ant & Dec on their way to fame.
Also, the show that made every random who ever found out where you were from sing the theme tune.
Trips down Wales to see the family were always fun with this one.
Also, we all knew someone who had been on it.
9. Spanish City
No, not Barcelona or Madrid.
Whenever the words Spanish City are mentioned, you will always remember the amazing outdoor funfair in Whitley Bay.
10. Cheap trebles
Obviously, we don’t condone binge drinking, but cheap trebles are actually a thing in Newcastle.
There’s no need to remortgage your house.
11. Bread goes with any meal
Grab the Lurpak and the Warburtons; it’s time to eat.
Nothing complements any meal better than a slice of bread or two.
Apparently, pie sarnies aren’t a thing down South?
12. Pease pudding
Americans might have peanut butter and jelly, but it has nothing on the ham and pease pudding sandwich.
It’s a staple part of any grandparents’ fridge.
The perfect bread for a huge sandwich.
A large, flat concoction that is so unique to the North East that Greggs added them to their shelves to please the locals.
14. Saveloy dip
A delicacy that includes a smoked sausage in a roll and lathered in gravy, stuffing, pease pudding and mustard.