Mackem slang test – see if you can get the full seven

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Today, more than ever, slang words and expressions are an international language – shared across social media from Fort Lauderdale to Felixstowe to Fatfield.

But local dialect has staying power - it doesn’t go foisty – and many of the expressions you’ll have used since you were a bairn are still live and kicking.

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Indeed, even relative newcomers to Wearside take to our language like ducks to Silksworth Lake.

Watch as we test two of our own honorary mackems on some old-school Sunderland slang – and see if you can get them all right yourself.

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