In the South people said they couldn’t tell the Teesside and Tyneside accents apart. In fact the two are as different as Dutch and Italian. Geordie is full of pitches and swoops, the lilting tongue of people who love to talk. The Teesside accent is like the place that spawned it- it isn’t pretty but it gets the job done. Harry Pearson – The Far Corner

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Photograph: David McCoy for Guardian Imaging http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2012/jan/26/middlesbrough-post-christmas-slump

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