bullet is the Geordie word for a sweet, but specifically refers to a boiled sweet, especially of the round sort like the old-fashioned bulls-eyes or gob-stoppers. Bullet gives us the shape and hardness of the round shot that would have been used for bullets in the days the word was coined.
claggy as in ‘Your hands are all claggy’. More than just ‘sticky’, claggy emphasises the idea that strands of the stuff would cling to the toucher’s hands too, like sticky toffee does. Similarly the Geordie word clarts (‘I fell in the clarts on the way here’) is so much sloppier than mud.
gadgie is an old man. Somehow it expresses in one word the broken-down, dishevelled condition of the man, and hints at a certain cussedness or shortness of temper.
getten as In ‘This toaster I’ve getten is much better than the old one.’ The word conveys the sense of ‘I’ve got and am here in possession of.’
hoppings A fairground, as in the annual fair held at Newcastle’s Town Moor. The word combines movement and energy with a slight grubbiness underneath - are we hopping with excitement or fleas, or both?
marra is such a wonderfully economical word - just five letters to mean a friend you work with - and such an affectionate one. ‘Alright, marra?’
spuggie is a sparrow, but we also get a sense that this is an urban, deprived, bedraggled sparrow, buffetted by the winds, but with a gleam in its eye for the next catch.
whisht as in the evocative opening lines of the song The Lambton Worm:
‘Whisht, lads, haad your gobs, I’ll tell ye aall an awful story.
Whisht, lads, haad your gobs, I’ll tell ye boot the Worm.’
Whisht - alliterative, onomatopoeic, dramatic - shut your mouths, draw near and listen.
Those are my few examples. Howay hinnys, let us hear yours.