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This book will help you understand the unique and ancient Glaswegian dialect and have you talking like a native in no time. The book includes a dictionary to help you develop an altogether new vocabulary, plus a wonderful collection of tales and anecdotes, all chosen to illustrate different aspects of the delightful local dialect.
I still belong to Glasgow despite not having lived there for a good wee while and every time I step off the train at the Central Station or Queen Street, Glasgow belongs to me once again. In spite of cosmetic changes such as the colour of George Square, new buildings and roads, Glasgow remains the same, as it’s the people who make Glasgow, just as the city’s slogan so aptly declares.
Glasgow is a friendly place where people speak to you on buses and, if you ask directions, they are more than willing to help. A sense of humour runs through their conversation, often in the form of a story, mostly told in a very serious manner.
Don’t be offended if you are called ‘hen’ or confused when told ‘C’moan, get aff’ when it’s time for you to get off the bus. If it’s a stoater of a day, try a pokey hat and when your drookit, a wee hauf or a wee cuppa tea will soon cheer you up. You may prefer a fish supper and a bottle of ginger but under no circumstances do you want a Glesga kiss!
This wee book just gives you a flavour of a place that was the ‘Second City of the Empire’ and is still a vibrant and friendly place, proud of its history, and mad about shopping, football and music.
Fàilte gu Glaschu.
Released: March 2014
Size: 180 x 110mm
Author: Kate Sanderson