Areas to think about in relation to regional identity:
Stereotypes of the following regions:
· Strong and loud accent
· Countryside like landscape
· ‘We lass’ instead of ‘little girl’
· Kilts and tartan clothes, red, checkered
· Drinking beer, playing bagpipes, watching sports
· Aggressive and sensitive
An example of a person from Television would be: Doctor Who – Peter Capaldi.
· Annoying and whining accent, scouse
· Village/town area with flowers and chavs
· Y’lright there instead of ‘Are you alright’
· Tracksuits and Shellsuits and football shirts
· Theatre, partying, going to the beach
· Welcoming but also stubborn and agitating.
An example of a person from Television would be: David Morrissey from The Field of Blood.
· Quick and difficult to understand, Geordies
· Town, lots of shops and clubs
· ‘Petal’ as a name for a young girl. ‘Wheyy aye mann’ instead of hello
· Plastic girls, and young boys head to toe in Newcastle football kit
· Clubbing, football, having children at 16
· Personal, confident, has attitude
· Farmers tone
· Countryside, lots of hills, very small villages, pubs.
· Generally cut off words, ‘‘goin’ up t’ pub’’
· Scruffy, dirty, rude, obnoxious folk.
· Going for walks, mountain climbing, drinks
· Friendly, joking
· Unintelligent, not liked, irritating, Brummie
· City, lots of cars, highrise buildings
· Football kit, chavvy, hoodies
· Concerts, shopping, clubbing, travelling by train
· Aggressive, rough
An example of a person from Television would be: Sharon Osborne of the X Factor.
· Different, strong, extension of words
· Countryside, cows and sheep, farms
· ‘Jolch’ means thank-you. Jolch is slang for Diolch like we say ‘cheers’
· Red, white and green, top hats
· Fishing, walking, looking for fossils, caves
· Powerful, drunk, friendly
An example of a person from Television would be: Stacy from Gavin and Stacy
· Classic accent, lots of essence, strong
· Busy cities, tall buildings, busy
· ‘Turty sevin’ instead of ‘thirty seven’ etc
· Green clothes, hats, leggings, chinos
· Riverdance, counting money, boxing, drinking
· Happy, loving
· Polite, friendly or loud, aggressive, (markets)
· Big city, big shops, busy place
· General slang, ‘init’
· Designer clothes, lots of makeup, suits, blazers
· Shopping, spending money, going out for dinner, theatre
· Rush around, apologetic
An example of a person from Television would be: All of the EastEnders cast e.g. Bianca.
· Loud, stands out, can be annoying
· Towns, large houses, small boutiques
· ‘Like OMG’ ‘Total-e’ – abbreviations
· Fake tan, short dress, low cut tops, skinny jeans (both genders)
· Clubbing, running, shopping, hosting parties
· Friendly or bitchy. Either.
An example of a person from Television would be: Everyone off The Only Way Is Essex (Towie).
· Pirate like, sing song tone.
· Beach, countryside, busy in the summer
· Coastal slang
· Big coats, jumpers, snapbacks
· Drinking, fishing, walking
· Tourist welcoming, aware of other people, friendly