So you've made the move to our great city. Good decision.
As you settle into life at the University of Sunderland, we thought we'd give you a hand getting accustomed to life in our lovely region.
So pull on your red and white shirt, try a saveloy, follow us on Facebook and take note of the following...
Mackem: The nickname for people from Sunderland. We're all proud Mackems - and you can be an honorary Mackem if you finish that degree.
It's canny cauld: It's absolutely freezing... especially those early-morning walks over Wearmouth Bridge.
Gan radge/radgie: Somewhat annoyed. Best to walk away.
A radgie: A violent or aggressive person. Stay clear.
Me mam: My mother/mum/mummy/mama. The person most likely to be worrying about you.
Stottie: A big white bun. Cheap and beautiful for when you can't eat anymore ready meals.
Cheesy chips: A delicacy that is best served after a few drinks. You'll see.
The Black Cats: Not bad luck in these parts. The Black Cats is the nickname for Premier League Sunderland AFC.
Ha'way the lads: The main shout of support for Sunderland AFC - you are supporting the lads, right? Also very popular when tweeting about the club. #hawaythelads
Tee: To. As in “am gannin’ tee the bar.”
Dinnit: Don’t. As in “I divvint think I'm gannin home".
Clammin’: Really wanting something. As in “I’m like clammin’ for me bait” or “I’m clammin’ for a tab”.
Ower lass/lad: My partner. Who knows, you could meet yours at uni.
Pyat: Face. As in "ower lass has a beautiful pyat".
Ket: Sweets. On a long essay-writing session? Get the ket in!
Like: A word to be added, like, at least twice to each sentence, like, even when, like, not needed. Like. We're always searching for a simile.
Canny: A word with more meanings than the Oxford English Dictionary can cope with. From canny weather (nice), canny scran (good food), canny cold (very) and gan canny (go carefully/take care).
Claggy: Sticky. On one of those rare hot North East days, the humidity can make it a bit claggy.
Got it? Have a great time in our great city and don't be a stranger.
Here’s some that you suggested:
Our ouse: Your home. Where you live.
Clarty: Proper muddy. Or dirty.
Gowwie: Chewing gum.
Clays: Your clothes.
Da: Your dad/father.
Spelk: A splinter.
Marra: Your friend. Or your foe. Anyone, really.