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I was proper amused at this article on the advert for geordie translators. As a geordie myself I have to say that I have never had problems with anyone understanding my northern accent until I spent a year working in Cumbria and it was very difficult at times being understood as well as understanding some of the thicker west coast dialects. But is a need for translators not taking things a bit too far? Having said that if it pays well you can count me in.
Language firm advertises for ‘Geordie translators’ Hundreds apply for work as ‘Geordie translators’ to help foreign visitors baffled by north-east accent