The line is longer than I have ever seen it before, but I know that it will be worth it. It is always worth it, and I know it.
The Geordie accent is well-known, well-loved and oft-butchered by people who heard it once and failed to spot the subtle nuance of our local tongue. But our accent is only the half of it.
Middlesbrough seems almost hell-bent on shortening its name out of all recognition. I rarely see the name on any sign, taxi or business. What I see instead is “Boro”.