What is the origin of "TOON"

Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by Old Cosmos Fan, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Old Cosmos Fan

    Jun 8, 2002
    Originally NYC
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know how "TOON" originated and i was wondering if anyone could tell me.
  2. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I've read, it's how "town" is pronounced.
  3. Wide Boy

    Wide Boy New Member

    Aug 23, 2002
    That is correct. People from the places around Newcastle would refer to it as "the Toon", being the largest city nearby.

    For example, as in "A'm gannin to the Toon" - "I am going to the town [Newcastle]".
  4. Mel B

    Mel B Red Card

    Nov 10, 2004
    South Shields UK
    Newcastle United FC
    Nat'l Team:

    ' Hawy Enrique', lets gan doon the toon '. Its just regional dialect.

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