Re: Anyone from East Yorkshire?
Originally Posted by Emerald
Well now hinny, thou needs a bit of a geographical lesson like.
It comes from when miners, Geordies (Newcastle) called Sunderland makems. It's also to do with football and the rivalry, but the name "Mackem" came from the mining days and is an insulting word towards people of Sunderland.
See, it takes a Tyke to sort you all out. BUT ... I do like a bit of pease pudd'n.
I read a bit more about that.
The Sunderland shipbuilders were originally referred to by the words mak 'em and tak 'em (make them and take them) on the basis that they would make ships by day and then at night take what they could from the site.
The tak 'em has since disappeared, but the description 'mackems' remains.
So another Tyke has sorted out a bit more!