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  • 1994: Fiona Cooper, A Skyhook in the Midnight Sun, page 158 (Serpent’s Tail) [quotation in dialogue]
    It’s not a real holiday, I’m gannin to see me sons and grandbairns.
  • 2009: Newcastle Brown Ale, 550ml bottle, reverse label, Fact №5 — “Nickname” (Newcastle Federation Breweries Ltd., Tyne and Wear)
    Did yee knar…
    …Newcastle Brown Ale is affectionately known as ‘Dog’ by those in the know. “I’m gannin’ to see a man about a Dog” and “I’m taking the Dog for a walk” were often used by Geordie men as an excuse for visiting their local to sample their beloved tipple.
             I am off to see.

Actually its called 'dog' (as in Aa'll hev a bottle o'dog) because it bites yer legs...ask a geordie for goodness sake