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Re: HOOVER PARTIES

So, you mean Hoover's Christmas parties? At first ah thought ye meant parties like Anne Summers lingerie parties, wi people daein unspeakable things wi Hoover hoses. :)
by Tamo
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: HOOVER PARTIES
Replies: 8
Views: 3173

Re: Are there any Finns on these forums?

Nor a Huckleberry. . . . I'm afraid finding a Finn on the forum may be foredoomed to failure. :)
by Tamo
Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Are there any Finns on these forums?
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: GCC Bulk Uplifts

There are various rules and regs I think over what they can and cannot uplift - the fridges are a health and safety risk, because they are a hazard to kids with a door on . . . . Surely modern fridges are no more of a hazard to kids than an ordinary cupboard with a door on? 50s style fridges with d...
by Tamo
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:30 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: GCC Bulk Uplifts
Replies: 10
Views: 2725

Re: Cranhill

Great photies. It's so strange for me to see that stretch of Bellrock Street without the tenements, though. When I lived there, the shops I remember in Lamlash were Mr. Steel's, the newsagent (he died a comparatively young man from a heart attack); there was a wee grocer/dairy there next door to the...
by Tamo
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Cranhill
Replies: 26
Views: 12746

Re: Cranhill

I lived in Milncroft Road as well, ruchaziejim, then Cranhill. I lived at no 47 Milncroft Road - the 5 apartments - from 1953 till about 1958/59, when we moved to Crowlin Crescent in Cranhill, and then to 232 Bellrock Street a couple of years later. I actually went into hospital with Rheumatic Fever...
by Tamo
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:49 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Cranhill
Replies: 26
Views: 12746

Re: Dialect words and usage

According to the online Dictionary Of The Scots Language at:

http://www.dsl.ac.uk/

the word is derived from the Middle English "biclarten" - to defile.


Clarty, Clairtie, a.
[Cf. ME. biclarten to defile; mod. Sc. and N. Eng. dial. clart (sticky) dirt, filth.] Dirty, filthy. —
by Tamo
Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dialect words and usage
Replies: 460
Views: 60057

Re: blue badge parking

I've never driven a car in my life, so have no axe to grind over parking arrangements in existing parking spaces. Purely from observation, then, a minimum of 90% of Reserved parking spots appear to be taken by very overweight people. Does disability cause, well, overweightness, or vice-versa? I wou...
by Tamo
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: blue badge parking
Replies: 31
Views: 7873

Re: Dialect words and usage

Has anyone noticed that a lot of American English words like "gotten" are starting to creep into everyday speech these days. I've heard people talking about "the elevator" instead of "lift" - any other examples? Several once well established British words have been at ...
by Tamo
Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dialect words and usage
Replies: 460
Views: 60057

Re: Dialect words and usage

I would imagine that's because gassy soft drinks are a development of the old "aerated mineral water" products.
by Tamo
Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dialect words and usage
Replies: 460
Views: 60057

Re: KRAZY HOUSE

Remember the Krazy House well, as it was one of the very few place in Glasgow of that era which sold BIG sizes of gents' clothes. (I don't mean your piddling 42 inch waist stuff, but serious big boy's gear.) It sold normal sizes as well of course, but if you wanted the outsize stuff you had to go do...
by Tamo
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: KRAZY HOUSE
Replies: 78
Views: 39116

Re: Virtual Glasgow (or virtual anywhere else)

Can you imagine it, a headset that that would let you walk down the streets of your city/town of 100 years ago. (or more or less) Chose a virtual programme, say 1950, walk around your area, switch to 1960 then 1970. What a dream that would be. Perhaps based on old photographs & video, the techn...
by Tamo
Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Virtual Glasgow (or virtual anywhere else)
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: Ruchazie, old and new

Just noticed on looking through the copy of the "Review" posted that both my sister and my late brother-in-law are mentioned in it. My sister was Secretary of the Craigend Housing Association (J. Hendry) and my brother-in-law, Eddie, was the councillor for Craigend/Garthamlock at that time.
by Tamo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Ruchazie, old and new
Replies: 34
Views: 24738

Re: Black pudding v square sliced

Why should round sliced sausage be any more inherently vile than square sliced sausage? They're both made from the same stuff - often by the same company.
by Tamo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Black pudding v square sliced
Replies: 10
Views: 2641

Re: Dialect words and usage

Coop grub seems to have been very blethersome in days gone by, eh? :D Latest from BBC News website on Glesgaspeak: Researchers looking at how television viewing can lead to accent changes have claimed Glaswegian fans of EastEnders are picking up Cockney dialect. Linguists at Glasgow University said ...
by Tamo
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:44 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dialect words and usage
Replies: 460
Views: 60057

Re: Dialect words and usage

The version I know, Egg Man, involves a sausage rather than an egg.

Ah love a sausage,
A cooperative sausage,
A hale big sausage tae masel.
If ye fry it wi an ingin
Ye can hear the sausage singin,
"Mary, ma Scots bluebell."

Dare I ask if you altered the words to suit your nom de plume? :D
by Tamo
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dialect words and usage
Replies: 460
Views: 60057
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