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    Geordic Accent's Fate

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    In five pages this northeastern England dialect is examined in an overview of its origins, future, and examples are provided. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    of England is the pronounced accent with which the peoples of this area speak. This accent has caused a lot of problem for its traditional peoples and many in the  past have worked hard to remove that Geordic lilt from their speech patterns in order to not be perceived as being slow or dim witted. It is for this very  reason, that some have said that the Geordic accent is doomed to the great homogenization that has swept the world, and that the culture that went along with the accent  will also be lost. However, there are also those supporters that staunchly defend the Geordie language and state that it will see yet another millennium. Be that as  it may be, just what exactly does the term Geordie mean? According to The Geordie Association, it is possible that the name came from a rebellion in 1745 in which  Jacobites moved through Northeastern England. Those areas that they claimed, they did so in the name of King George, making those peoples Geordies or those for King George(Geordie Land 2002).  Others believe that the term was one given to the coal miners of Durham and Northumberland(Geordie Land 2002). The Oxford English Dictionary states that the words has two actual meanings:  a guinea(which had St. Georges image on it) and a pitman(Oxford Dictionary 1988). The other idea is that the people of that region were miners and so were identified by  the type of lamp that they carried into the mines called a Georgie(Geordie Land 2002). Most recently, there have been a number of instances that have experts alarmed, fearing  that the wonderfully warm sound of the Geordie accent may be going the way of the dinosaur. John Beal of the University of Newcastle states that many regions around Newcastle 

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