The yearly dosage of Geordie Shore is being thickly injected into the UK’s veins right now.
Series 16 of the classic reality TV show, or reality soap as we smugly call it in the industry, kick-started earlier this month on MTV.
If you haven’t managed to keep up to date with the outrageous Newcastle-based show, we can pretty much summarise the latest series in three words. Drunk. Loud. Crazy.
Oh, and Aaron Chalmers completely lost his cool, kicking-off at Nathan Henry in a drunken bust-up. Handbags please ladies.
To celebrate the foul-mouthed, laugh out loud show, we give you seven expressions from the Geordie Shore crew that we just can’t get enough off. Ladies and gentleman, translation books at the ready please.
1. Canny decent
Canny is a common phrase coined up north in Newcastle, usually mixed alongside other words like good.
It’s a sign of added approval, such as that kebab was “canny good”. Or, in Scotty T terms:
“She’s canny decent. I’d probably join the mile high club with her, if I wasn’t already banned.”
2. Proper radgie
This is one of the more, err, shall we say, obscure phrases from the show. Only when you smoothly induct ‘proper radgie’ into your everyday vocabulary will you reach true Geordie Shore knighthood.
— cutiesince1999 (@AzraJadeMcMahon) January 10, 2018
— Dale Levy (@Daley2006) August 29, 2017
The expression roughly translates to when someone or a situation is becoming aggressive or violent.
No idea where it stems form but we are going to punt with agitated . . . . radgitated. Okay, now it’s no-longer cool. Apologies.
3. Pied off
Simple. Effective. A classic. Geordie Shore housemates get ‘pied off’ left right and centre on the show, with the expression meaning to ditch, dumb, abandon or generally make someone feel like a mug.
A lonely high-five, yeah that’s a definite pie:
— ◄Darren Perry► (@mrdarrenperry) November 19, 2017
4. Get your clout out
Well, this wouldn’t be a Geordie Shore phrasebook without some form of inventive expression involving a ladies vagina.
‘Get your clout out’ means to get you ‘fanny’ out. Usually non-literal, as in to bring your sex-game out. But also, quite often literally, as in one of the girls is squatting by the roadside to take a little wee. Lovely.
5. Proper mint like
No, not like a virgin Mojito. Not like that at all.
Proper mint like is used to describe anything that is seriously good. Not to be confused with canny decent though, which sits just below proper mint in Geordie scale of goodness.
6. Pure mortal
Perhaps the most used phrase on the show ‘pure mortal’ refers to getting so, so drunk. Like, so drunk.
And we don’t mean that lightly. Smashed, steaming and wasted are all similar phrases yet none of them are near the level of pure mortal.
7. Tash on
What better way to describe a soft, subtle and romantic kiss than ‘tash on’.
— Steve Brookes MBE 👨👦👦 (@SteveBrookes69) April 13, 2017
Geordie Shore regular Vicky Pattinson has used the phrase so much across the series that it has actually been inducted into the Collins Dictionary. No joke.