The Geordie accent is on the way out say language experts
In the future could the descendants of Jimmy Nail sound like Jamie Oliver?
The thought might leave Geordies speechless but that is the prediction of two language experts.
They say the distinctive Geordie timbre is on the way out and by 2066 - would you Adam and Eve it? - will sound like a southern accent.
The claims come in a report written by University of York professor Dr Dominic Watt and speech coach Dr Brendan Gunn.
Dr Watt - who completed a PhD at Newcastle University - and Dr Gunn believe pronunciation will become simplified and generic as the world becomes increasingly connected... read more
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