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  Urban Dictionary: mackem
A born and bred resident of the largest city in the north east of England (unlike the common misconseption that Newcastle is) and largest ship building town in the world.
One of the saddest, most idiotic and pathetic people ever to have walked the earth, the mackem still harps on about 2-1 victories over their far more illustrious and infinitely cleaner neighbours.
The average mackem is obsessed with Newcastle and has a mouth the size of the tyne tunnel, which is unfortunate since being relegated as the worst team in Premiership history should have been the catalyst for keeping the aformentioned big mouth FIRMLY SHUT
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  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Mackem generally referes to the dialect or people of the Wearside area, or more specifically Sunderland, a city in the North-East of England.
A common belief is that it was an insult coined by shipyard workers in the 19th century on the Tyne (see Geordie), to describe their Wearside counterparts.
As with 'Geordie', 'Mackem' refers to both the people of Sunderland and their accent.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Mackem   (407 words)

  Mackem Information
A Mackem is someone native to the City of Sunderland in north-east England.
A common belief is that it was an insult coined by shipyard workers in the 19th century in Newcastle (see Geordie), to describe their Wearside counterparts.
The Mackem dialect is very similar to that of the Geordie dialect, and to people from outside of the North-East, they are almost indistinguishable.
www.bookrags.com /Mackem   (754 words)

 Newcastle United Football Club - Match reports - mackem Reserves (a)
However, the reaction of Glass and his colleagues suggested that the ball had entered the goal, which was apparently confirmed by the mackem keeper walking into his net and bringing the ball out.
TV replays were inconclusive, but eventually it transpired that the shot had gone wide, bounced back from behind the goal and somehow ended up coming back through the back of the net.
The ball rebounded out to a player on the mackem left, but his low centre whistled across the area and away to safety.
www.nufc.com /html/2001-02-19mackemsar.html   (1371 words)

 Newcastle United Football Club - Match reports - mackem Res (h)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the mackem defence looking suspect every time we drove forward, more goals looked on the cards - Carroll somehow putting his close-range effort over the bar on 42 minutes, before O'Brien miscued a header from Martin Brittain's cross with a minute remaining.
Two goals to the good and with the mackems resorting to their tried and tested technique of kicking people, the game gradually tailed off - but not before referee Haywood played his part.
By then the mackems had pulled one goal back, when Liverpool loanee Anthony Le Tallec took a knockdown from Collins to steer a curling shot past Harper from just inside the box with eleven minutes to play.
www.nufc.com /2005-06html/2006-04-03mackem-res-h.html   (817 words)

 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
As with 'Geordie', 'Mackem' refers to both the people of Sunderland and their accent.
This is in reference to a supposed difference in the pronunciation of the words between Mackem and Geordie.
This is disputed by many Mackems, who claim that the Geordie pronunciation is no different.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Mackem   (684 words)

The term is derived from Mack'em and Tack'em, dating from the early ship building industry (i.e.
In recent years, however, the people of Sunderland have taken the name to be part of their identity as Wearsiders.
Teessiders or 'Smogs' sometimes refer to Mackems as 'Plastic Geordies', meaning that they sound like Geordies, but they're not quite the real thing.
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 Mackem . Sunderland . Newcastle upon Tyne . Geordie . Charles I of England
Mackem is a term describing someone native to the City of Sunderland, North East England.
The term was coined by shipyard workers in the 19th century in Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle see Geordie, to describe their Wearside counterparts.
The term came into increasing use during the late 1980s and early 1990s, partly due to the labelling of Sunderland people as Mackems by Geordies and partly by Sunderland people themselves who did not want to be identified as Geordies.
www.uk.kunsimuna.net /Mackem_UK_973799_nv   (561 words)

 Mackem: The Definition
On Monday 9th January, Sunderland born broadcasting legend Mike 'The Mouth' Elliott appeared on the BBC2 programme "Balderdash and Piffle" to plead the case that the word 'Mackem' should be included in the Oxford English Dictionary - and he succeeded!
Here is the definition of a Mackem as it will appear in the new dictionary:
U.S. / mæk m/ Forms: 19- Mackem, 19- Makem.
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 Virtual Sunderland
Many will say it's a football thing as most supporters of the City's football team call themselves "Mackem's" though the official nickname of the Club is The Black Cats.
Thus the term "Mackem" was born and used to insult Wearside shipyard workers.
Those on Tyneside may differ in their view but their reference to it being an insult is down to pure jealousy.
www.virtualsunderland.co.uk /misc/mackems.htm   (378 words)

 The Venerable Bede in The AnswerBank: Arts & Literature
Said to come from the saying 'We mackem; you tackem', it refers to the days when the city had some of the most important shipyards in the world.
A big distinction is made locally between Mackems and their neighbours in Newcastle, Geordies, and you mix them up at your peril.
Bede had moved with Biscop to the new monastery of St Paul in Jarrow by 685 and was ordained as a deacon at 19 then as a priest aged 30.
www.theanswerbank.co.uk /article3243.html   (720 words)

 Mackem Music Cd   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mackem Music Cd now in stock and availble to buy online.
Cheap Mackem Music Cd now in stock and availble to buy online.
Even the most violent hater of all things Mackem can t fail to raise a smile at the cheesefrom the festival markets...
www.findmeshopping.co.uk /ukoffers/Mackem_Music_CD   (700 words)

 wkdwebpart2 --
A Geordie van driver has a favourite trick when he is driving his van.
Every time he sees a Mackem walking on the pavement he swerves to hit him.
One day he is driving along and spots a hitch hiking priest and decides to give him a lift.
www.freewebs.com /wkdwebpart2/moremackemjokes.htm   (211 words)

 BBC - Wear - Voices 2005 - The Mackem wordhunt!
A major BBC Two television series, broadcast in 2005, asked viewers to join The Wordhunt Project to help rewrite the Oxford English Dictionary.
One of the terms they were looking at was "Mackem", which The Oxford English Dictionary has so far dated back to 1991, after seeing it used on an Internet Usenet Group.
You can also discuss the word Mackem, and more regional words, on our Messageboards.
www.bbc.co.uk /wear/content/articles/2005/06/21/wordhunt_feature.shtml   (333 words)

 Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board - View Profile: Mackem
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Message Board - View Profile: Mackem
I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss an issue.
Mackem is not a member of any public groups
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 The C2C Guide - submitted trip journals - an Aussie Mackem reports!
Why two days — well as a born and bred mackem (that’s a Sunderland lad to those of you not from the north east) very happily residing in Brisbane, time in the UK is limited to a couple of weeks per year.
And with a (non-cycling) aussie girlfriend who likes to see as much as possible I thought 2 days was the most I could reasonably ask her to spend trailing after me in the car.
As ever — the more pain you go through in preparation the more enjoyment in the event itself… and the converse applies!
www.c2c-guide.co.uk /bits_pages/bits_aussiemackem.htm   (1765 words)

 Beefy's People of North East England Page.
Newcastle versus Sunderland - the Geordie / Mackem rivalry
The term is derived from Mack'em and Tack'em, dating from the early ship building industry (i.e.
Teessiders or 'Smogs' sometimes refer to Mackems as 'Plastic Geordies', meaning that they sound like Geordies, but they're not quite the real thing.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /kathmandu/safc/rivalry.htm   (1069 words)

 Center for Cancer Research - Staff Pages
Ventral tail bud mesenchyme is a signaling center for tail paraxial mesoderm induction.
Hoxd-12 differentially affects preaxial and postaxial chondrogenic branches in the limb and regulates Sonic hedgehog in a positive feedback loop.
Two novel chick T-box genes related to mouse Brachyury are expressed in different, non-overlapping mesodermal domains during gastrulation.
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 newcastle stuff July 2002
Landlady Yvonne Mann – whose pub the Adelphi, on Shakespeare Street, is a shrine to the Magpies – landed herself in trouble by displaying a scarf which features the words "Sunderland are shite".
One would have thought Sunderland’s own football team had caused sufficient insult to Mackems with their piss-poor performance last season, and this is a simple statement of fact.
But he excels himself on his second release, entitled ‘Monkey Mackem’ – a reference to Sunderland football club’s ape-featured manager.
www.newcastlestuff.com /July02/opening.html   (625 words)

 50 Connect Message Boards   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dave, I think perhaps that Mr Mackem is "chatting up" Tilly here and so what he says is just so much BS, I'm afraid.
Read Mackem's post again and you will see that his 8 year old son is not allowed to be an out-of-control, martial arts delinquent.
There's nothing wrong with a bit of flirting between men and women, and banter between males is de rigeur in everyday life.
50connect.co.uk /tisql/topic.asp?forumid=1&topicid=2980&nodes=2980,2986,2987,3031,3034,3035,3036,3045,3047,3048   (1588 words)

 BBC - Wear - Features - Mackem and gay
Until there are any seriously good alternatives on the same night or at the weekend, we will line their pockets with pink mackem cash.
I am a mackem but moved to London several years back as there was no gay scene in Sunderland.
Its nice things are moving forward but there is a long way still to go and it would nice if someone could take a risk and open a gay bar for all days of the week.
www.bbc.co.uk /wear/content/articles/2005/04/21/sunderland_gay_scene_feature.shtml   (2612 words)

 The Blog Of P. D. Han.
The red and white masses seek glorious success, and although presently tagged with being the worst team in history, never give up their hopes and their dreams.
Leading up till then you the supporter, the Black Cat, the Mackem, The Rokerite, The Wearsider can have your say.
Submissions are now open for all to pen their own poem be it based on memories, the current sad state of affairs, or past and memorable victories over
www.readytogo.net /blogs/pabs   (552 words)

 mackem lad football,athletics,running,drinking
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 New entry for OED Online - Series One - Oxford English Dictionary
'This is too much for the Mackems, they come swarming onto the pitch.'
The good citizens of Newcastle are aware and proud of their h-fulness: they believe that this is another instance of their inherent superiority to the 'Mackems' (citizens of Sunderland).
He's a proud Makem who defends his friends and team with honour.
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