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Old 27th Aug 2004, 15:35   #61 (permalink)
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Hi! B Fraser.

In my day Castlemilk was known as "Soweto".
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Old 27th Aug 2004, 15:41   #62 (permalink)
 
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Cool

Backerties....backwards.

Face like a weel skelpit erse....florid complexion.

Couldna' hit a barn door wi' a neep.....rotten shot.

Couldna' hit a coo in the erse wi' a banjo....see above.

Hippen....baby's nappy.

Gamp....an umbrella.

Yokin' time...start work, lousin' time...finish work (think about it...)

And aren't buses an endless source of entertainment, heard this when I was a kid, from a stroppy little Dundee clippie on the dreaded school bus run trying to get 40 rowdy kids to behave...

....have you goat an arse?.....WELL SIT OAN IT!

Couldn't possibly repeat what the bus driver said when some hero set a banger off on his bus one night. Everyone was deaf for days, anyway.


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Old 27th Aug 2004, 17:29   #63 (permalink)
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Wee Jock, you are the only one I've ever met who knew both yokin' and lowsin'. I prefer "lowsin'" to "lousin", as I think it better captures the loosening of the harness on the cuds. That may be a mere personal predilection.

Let me add a third: "wur mid-yokin'", being the break fur wur tea an' wur piece hauf wey ben the morn's wark.

I tell you, when I wrocht on the ferm, I hated it.

P.S. On the buses, this from the Glasgow buses. I have quoted it before, but it is great poetry:

Oh ye cannae pit yur granny aff the bus!
Naw ye cannae pit yur granny aff the bus!
Naw ye cannae pit yur granny,
Fur she's yur mammy's mammy,
Naw ye cannae pit yur granny aff the bus!

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Old 27th Aug 2004, 19:42   #64 (permalink)


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Old 28th Aug 2004, 08:22   #65 (permalink)
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Whatever happened to Air Scotia ? I was at school with Forbes Masson who played the ginger-hieded steward. Really nice guy.

Can anyone post a piccie of the battleaxe hostie, Shona McSpirtle ?

That series was a classic.
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Old 28th Aug 2004, 09:28   #66 (permalink)
 
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Wasn't it following Air Scotia that our cabin crew ladies dispensed with the demo of how to blow the lifejacket whistle?
AS steward (In camp tones) "Doesn't she do that terribly well?"


Another tale fae Glesga - Showing a couple of Skandahooligan backpackers, one of whom sported a wide-brimmed hat, to the Central Station; passing a pair of fortified wine imbibers reclining on shop doorway steps.
FWI: Y'awright, Hopalong?
SB: (Looking back) "What did he say?"
Bas: "Nothing, don't look at them, come on!!"
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Old 28th Aug 2004, 10:24   #67 (permalink)
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And from Glesca in the Depression, ummm:

1. "Ah'm sae hungry Ah could eat a scabby-heidit wean, so Ah could, but."

2. The friend of my late father. In the dark days when ships, they said, were leaving the Clyde, every seaman on board holding a master mariner's ticket, this chap announced to the envy of his mates that he had just got a great new job at the Royal Infirmary. After the congratulations they asked for details: "Chewin' breid fur poultices".

3. On throwing money around: "Ra hell wi' poverty; pit anither pea in ra soup".

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Old 28th Aug 2004, 16:18   #68 (permalink)
 
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I personally witnessed this somewhat surreal exchange on a bus from Glasgow to Dumbarton, circa 1985...

Middle aged lady No 1 - "See me"

Middle aged lady No 2 - "Aye"

No 1 - "See ma man"

No 2 - "Aye"

No 1 - "See mince"

No 2 - "Aye"

No 1 - "Loves it"

Both of them appeared mighty satisfied by this, I was tempted to listen further but they began to discuss the various and deeply disturbing medical ailments of their mutual friend 'Jeanette', so I watched the rain instead.
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Old 29th Aug 2004, 17:21   #69 (permalink)

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Just come to mind.

You're a long time looking at the lid - death's permanent.

Reputedly when Queen Victoria, visiting Deeside happened across a bothy where the wife was cooking a delicious soup. The Queen asked what was in it. " There's peas, barley, chicken intlt"
"But what's "intlt"?"
"There's peas, barley, chicken intlt"
So on , ad infinitium

intlt = in it
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Old 29th Aug 2004, 18:09   #70 (permalink)
 
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Jockanese: total double Dutch to me..........
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Old 30th Aug 2004, 20:39   #71 (permalink)
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Walking the endless walk from Terminal 2 at Toronto to wherever Air Canada departs for the UK; it took about 25 minutes, so it must have been approaching a mile. Along here, round there, past this, past that. The crocodile was stretching out.

Glasgow Lady's Voice: Jum! Haw Jum!
Jum: Whit?
GLV: It's a lang wey.
Jum: Aye.
GLV: Dae ye think Err Canada's goat a tunnel tae Glesca?
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Old 30th Aug 2004, 21:17   #72 (permalink)
 
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Not particularly Jockinese, but Largs bro-in-law referred to my rejection letters as GTFs
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 08:20   #73 (permalink)
 
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When the moon is fair an' roon
the fishes swim frae Ayr tae Troon

And when the moon is roon an' fair
the fishes swim frae Troon tae Ayr!
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 08:41   #74 (permalink)

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Following Davaar 's inspirational song - here's verse two.

Ye can pit yer ither granny aff a bus,
Ye can pit yer ither granny aff a bus,
Ye can pit yer ither granny, fer she's yer daddy's mammy,
Ye can pit yer ither granny aff a bus.
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 08:41   #75 (permalink)
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Groundloop,
I used to windsurf in the particular strech of water and never saw any fishies. Lots of other things thoo

SP:
Signing héjee jippy jippy jee, signing héjee jippy jippy jee!



Three men from Carantyne with a bottle of wine and six Woodbine.............
 
Old 31st Aug 2004, 08:48   #76 (permalink)


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But Largs is dead pure posh by the wey.

A creche in Largs is a collision between a BMW X5 and Mercedes SLK.

New Glaswegian-speak is increasingly being dominated by Burberry clad Neds and pseudo-Neds, similar to the example below:



IF you should find yourself in Glasgow have nothing better to with your life there is always the Subcrawl It's when you go from stop to stop on the underground and have a drink at each stop. It's a bit like a glasgow safari trip but a little more dangerous than your average lions and monkeys trip because it involves meeting neds.

This is an interesting, if slightly bizarre website Hidden Glasgow
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 09:10   #77 (permalink)

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Yup, Burberry is now banned in some select Aberdeen pubs as it has been adopted by the "casuals" as team kit ....
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 09:10   #78 (permalink)
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I'm somewhat disappointed by the overtly Glaswegian slant to this thread. Why some of the best Scottish phrases originate in the hills around the Granite City itself:

Fit like a day?
Chavvin' awa' / nae bad
Foo's yer neeps
Yer nae muckle use fer a teuchter

Counting for Teuchters:

Ein, twa, three, fower, feev, sex, seeeven, echt.

No need for numbers after eight as this was the maximum length of "yer bit" when "howkin' tatties". By they way, in the Howe o' the Mearns, tatties has an invisible R between A and T and should really be written as tartties.

I recall a day in the fields when a car load of Japanese tourists stoped to enquire of my friend the best route over the Cairn o' Mount to Banchory (the second road to be regularly sno-closed in the winter after Cockbridge - Tomintoul). Tourists were treated to a full and detailed route, with knowledgable info as to some intersting sights along the way. Directions were very exact and included such phrases as "Had ben the brae" and "Had straicht doon Drumtochty glen." Unfortunately their understanding of a "Teuchter straicht aff a' hill" was exactly nil and resulted in them setting off in the complete opposite direction.
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 09:55   #79 (permalink)
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"Unfortunately their understanding of a "Teuchter straicht aff a' hill" was exactly nil and resulted in them setting off in the complete opposite direction."
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Thus ensuring, Mr Tudor, that they were up the wrang dreel.

I am bilingual, you see. Though a native of Glasgow, I wrocht in Angus. Aye pucklin' aboot, ye ken. Different languages.
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Old 31st Aug 2004, 10:32   #80 (permalink)
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Aye Davaar, yer nae wrang. Ah've bin awa up the wrang dreel gae often oan ma John Deere fan ah bade oan the ferm.

Guess I could claim to be tri-lingual after living on the fells of the County Durham, the hills of the Howe o' the Mearns and now working with Mancs.
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