Not to be confused with Geordie who were the unfortunate result of a Roman experiment in which Scotsmen had intercourse with pigs. These unfortunate troll-like humanoids can be identified by the fact they have to wear clothes covered in a large barcode so they can be tracked and controlled by security satellites.
Unfortunatly, the mackems have had the bad luck of being placed next to the geordies who are incredibly arrogant and are obsessed with Sunderland.
All the mackems find it pathetic that the Geordies hate them so much and the Mackems don't really give a shit. It's kind of like England and Scotland, you see?
GEORDIE: Am off ta la dole, ta collect me dosh, areet? i'll be back in a bit cos i'm garna spend it on snout an' scratch cards like.
Mackem: SUNDERLAND TILL I DIE!
newcastle, geordie... "alreet meert am off doon tha pub leek"
sunderland, mackem... "that grin grursahs the evulist blurk in ahllah sundahlund, what with his shap by tha curst in rurkah n ahl tha"
middlesboro/hartlepool, smoggie... "arite mate, lark mah perple shert? ive had it for therty yers"
darlington, darloid... "eyah meerte, cun lenz twenny pey could yer?"
there you go.
not everyone from the north east is a geordie, and thank the lord for that!
mackem's are generally nice people but get labelled for being scum coz of the few little shits that live here...well you think of any town that doesn't have trash like that in it and your a genius!!
you can actually understand them though unlike those geordie scum who cant speak a word of english.
oh yes and we beat the scum 2-1 (25.10.08)!!
mackem - aye aye, are ya cumin down the town coz ive just gettin me wages (from WORK!!) and al buy ya a drink!