|"Give me a penny-worth of Eau de Cologne
and squirt it about my person as we are going to
John Cannon, Biggar
from Davie who emigrated tae Balloch in Loch
|There's the refreshments to purchase (usually
heard at football matches)
daein ma boax in hen"
||You are trying my patience darling.
||Look, theres some females
from Anne, a Glasgow school teacher, now living
in exile in England
||I regret to inform you, my esteemed mentor,
that I find myself bereft of any writing
from Bernard Bryceland
||A tongue twister which enables a Glaswegian
to enquire about a seafarer's maritime
by - The Duffin Clan, Glaswegians temporarily
residing in California.
the edgy big man ---
keep the look out, I don't wish to be caught in
bytheway -- quite marvelous
chuggyrswedgers mate --
could I trouble you for some chewing gum or candy
my esteemed chum
bottleaginger -- could I
trouble you for a carbonated beverage
whit ji hink i
um? -- What do you take me
quite shocking to me!
"whatya daein big man?"
-- so I said, "pardon me my friend. what
would you happen to be doing?"
"um gointa the pictures wi ma burd"--
and he replied "I am taking my female friend
to the local cinema."
|I've been living in exile in Cambridge for
the past 6 months, and have found, much to my
distress, that no-one understands certain phrases
I use: my current favourite (not on your
comprehensive web-page) is "This
is boggin'!' (I
find this object distasteful). Can't think of any
others at the moment, as I only revert into
dialect when under the influence of intoxicating
|Kumeen fram tha Hylunds where I have not been
hearing any hak-sent hat all hat all I have been
finding many of tha werds used hin Glass-go
ve-rry strange indeed. Now that we hare
brocasting to the world on tha radio we are
forced to use many dy-a-lects so that the
pee-p-all will be undarstandeen us.
Here are some of the ones not as yet shown.
May I please have a taste of your beverage?
How are you today?
Is there something wrong/are you feeling ill?
Please cease and decist. Don't do it.
then Are you ill of health?
izaten Who lives in this
I am going to the river.
shillings and sixpence
2 shillings and sixpence
what is happening, what program is being shown
My salutations to your family
Are you departing.
I am attempting to attract your attention.
don't know of what you refer to.
Please turn on the radio
Dunna start on
me Please do not nag.
some Highland acquaintances (allegedly
associated with Radio Scotland)
|I offer the following definitions from
memory, for possible inclusion in your online
- a young maid's adjectival expletive conveying
abhorrence in the presence of imperfect male
- I do believe you have taken me for a gullible
- a close and, perforce, physical encounter
between two adjacent craniums, a la mode
"Sauchiehall School of Pugilism".
how are you - what are you do-ing
- in answer to a question i.e no way...
- any ladies here
- in dire need of
- a stupid, impertinant or violent person
submitted by John Mckay , Law student , South
side of Glasgow.
- 'Please don't do that'.
- Your face is all screwed up.
|The Glasgow Web Site is
particularly pleased to provide the following
translations which were received from an official
of an Australian Government Department. We hope
the following information is helpful to all
Glaswegians considering visiting friends and
relatives "Down Under"
The temperature is constantly 40 degrees celcius
here in Darwin.
Upon arrival in Darwin, most tourists arrive
- Please be quiet !
- Kindly Refrain from Whining
memories of a fond childhood
Stevie in Germany
-- I'm not stupid you know!
Stuart Dudgeon (banished to Blackpool!)
I would just like to add a few gems that have
been handed down through my family and used often
when I was a lad in the Shaws..Of course most
people in Calgary would not appreciate the subtle
This flairs manky ".....I
shall be requiring some cleaning implements..
think am daft jist cause a slaber a lot ?"...Are
you taking advantage of my kindness.
the heid an I'll buy ye a bunnet"..Please
appear to be upset...
originate from the small, but quaint area of the
city known as Priesthill
would appear that the caretaker is approaching
(and I suggest we depart the scene quickly)
you sure as to the validity of that statement, I
think you could be mistaken
Jack McGuigan, Skegness (formerly from