Why are Newcastle the Toons?

Discussion in 'Newcastle United' started by IncaEnclave, Aug 20, 2002.

  1. IncaEnclave

    IncaEnclave Member

    Aug 24, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Just wanted to know why they call themselves "toons"?
  2. pedro111

    pedro111 New Member

    Mar 13, 2002
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    They dont call themselves the "Toons".

    The word Toon is Geordie for town. For example, when someone says "We are going into town", someone with a striong Geordie accent would say "Toon".

    Its just a thing the media picked up on and labelled our fans the "Toon Army".

    Also, Toon is alot easier to fit on the back page of the Newspapers, and since we keep making the headlines :) these days, it is alot easier for everyone!! :)
  3. greenie

    greenie New Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    It's "Toon." No "s."

    "Toon" is how Geordies (local Newcastle-area folk) pronounce the word "town." This is also why Newcastle Brown Ale is the "Broon ale."
  4. Toony

    Toony New Member

    Apr 15, 2002
    On a Friday afternoon , you may be asked where you you plan to spend that evenings drinking time . There are 2 possible answers :

    1) " ganning doon the toon" ( Going into the centre of Newcastle, where pubs are numerous )

    2)" gannin doon the coast " ( Going to the Whitley Bay/ Tynemouth area , where pubs are numerous )

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