5 comments on “What’s on your mind?

  • What is “widdy”? Is “widdy” an adjective? As in, “my word, Lorna, what a delightfully widdy bit of haddock this is”?

  • I toyed with the idea of a full post but thought better of that because I’m an important man with important things to do.

    ‘Widdy’ is short for Widdrington which is the village where the chip shop is located although I prefer your version. ‘Widdy’ is entering my vocabulary and staying there for good.

  • Widdrington isn’t real. That can’t be real.

    The talent of Geordies to abbreviate more or less anything is impressive. Widdrington? How about Widdy. Gateshead? How about Gatesy. St James’s Park Football Stadium? How about Saintjamesesparksy.

    What a gift.

  • You have to admit that Widdrington is far too long for its own good and needs to be shortened somehow. You would probably go in the other direction and add an ‘ingtons’ on the end of it making it a double ‘ingtons’ for good measure. Swine.

  • It is. I would suggest breaking it up into three separate towns, to be called “Widd”, “Ring” and “Ton”. That would be far more manageable. You could then have the Widdy Chippy, the Ringy Chippy and the Tonny Chippy, and we’d all know where we were.

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