Sunday, 13 March 2011

Here's a question for you, if there's anyone out there still reading.

Would you use the phrase 'All up a height'?

Do you understand what it means?

I'm wondering if it's a geordie/north east phrase or not. I suspect it is but I might be wrong!

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I'm hoping to get back to blogging here like I used to, tales of life in the north east. I hope there are still people reading out there.

11 comments:

JoJo said...

yes it's a Geordie saying. I use it all the time!

B said...

Yes but what do you think it MEANS?????? ;)

C.A. Marshall said...

I have no idea what that means...

Perhaps "In a tizzy" or "worked up" or "in a state of excitement"?

Jorgelina said...

I haven't got a clue what it means, and don't think I came across it while in Newcastle.
I did find this "Up a height = in a high place (i.e. used of something up on a shelf)" on this site, but don't know if it's the real meaning.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Tyne_and_Wear/Newcastle_upon_Tyne-307942/Local_Customs-Newcastle_upon_Tyne-Geordie_language-BR-1.html

Anonymous said...

Never heard it before.......but then again Iv'e been away from home a long time.

JoJo said...

it has a number of meanings depending on the context. for example, "eeee I was all up a height with it all" meaning "I was stressed out" or "I'm going to kick me height tonight" meaning, "I'm going to have a good time."

B said...

Glad to hear it really is a Geordie saying :) I've never heard it anywhere else... in fact I don't think I've really heard it before the last couple of months really - it's obviously undergoing a revival! :)

I had kept hearing it in the context of 'she's all up a height' - she's unnecessarily worked up/upset about something.

I've never heard the 'kick me height' version - NEVER would have guessed that one :)

Mike said...

yeah, it's geordie slang meaning "getting all worked up".

Leigh said...

I've not been reading for a while, I confess. But I'm here now, and would be sad if you weren't.

Dave said...

I'm commenting late on this one Beth! But I used to work in a shop, and when a very angry customer came in, he/she would be described as 'up-a-height' - that's how I remember the saying most!

Mike said...

Means, your "getting all wound up"...
or uptight about something.