Maggie Murphy's

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Maggie Murphy's

Postby Kirsty » Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:32 am

Another bit of Glasgow folklore.

When I was wee and being a cheeky wee bisom my Nana used to say to me "Right thats it Your going to Maggie Murphy's"

As I grew up with a fear of anyone called Maggie I wondered if anyone elses Mum's /grans used to threaten with female versions of the bogey man?

Or was my family sick??? :roll: :roll: :roll:


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Re: Maggie Murphy's

Postby Pgcc93 » Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:53 am

Kirsty wrote:Another bit of Glasgow folklore.

When I was wee and being a cheeky wee bisom my Nana used to say to me "Right thats it Your going to Maggie Murphy's"

As I grew up with a fear of anyone called Maggie I wondered if anyone elses Mum's /grans used to threaten with female versions of the bogey man?

Or was my family sick??? :roll: :roll: :roll:


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The sicko's in my family would threaten us kids with the 'Bahnshee will get you...!' or my Gramps fave 'The Bulldoodarich' :?: Don't no what the hell this hideous thing was but he told us that it dwelled in the darkness of the close dunny or any place kids shouldn't be.....it was effective, Well until I was about 21 and I stopped believing in the tooth fairy etc :!: :oops:
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Postby Kirsty » Thu Apr 08, 2004 3:13 pm

OH MY GOD!! That sounds a lot worse than Maggie Murphys!! 8O 8O
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Postby caine » Thu Apr 08, 2004 4:26 pm

dazzababes wrote:One of my friends says he was always threatened with "The Bad Boy Man", and that if he didn't behave the Bad Boy Man would come and take him away. Anyway, he swears that after being a "bad boy" one day his father made a phone call and sure enough some guy turned up at the door dressed in black wearing a balaclava, picked him up and started to carry him screaming out of the house, with his parents giving it "we warned you!". After promising to be good, he was put down and the strange man left. He still has no idea who the "bad boy man" was, and his parents won't discuss it. But he can only guess it may have been one of his uncles.
Child abuse?


thats quality! ::): need to remember that one for when i'm a dad, not for at least another 10 years though! ::):
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Postby skintobalinto » Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:57 pm

I was threatened with being sent to the childrens home - this scared the hell out of me, especially if they brought a bag into the room and started to fill it with your clothes. - aren’t parents cruel.
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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:11 pm

My parents were evil buggers at times, too!

One time when I was about 6 odds, Mum put me out the front door and shut it behind me.
I was only wearin' me keks at the time! :'(

Another time, I got the old "We'll take you to the Childrens' Home".
They actually drove to one of those new-looking low blocks of flats, said that that was the home, and went OK, we'll take you to your Gran's first... to say goodbye!" before driving on to Gran's place!
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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:11 pm

All that said, I can't bloody wait for Morgan to learn to speak and understand English.

Well, at least the words "Gonnae", "Shut" and "Up!"
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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:02 am

Reverend Scapegoat wrote:All that said, I can't bloody wait for Morgan to learn to speak and understand English.

Well, at least the words "Gonnae", "Shut" and "Up!"


It wont be that long Rev before she'll be reciprocating the very same words. Mark my words! ::):
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Postby dazza » Fri Apr 09, 2004 5:02 am

I was always threatened with the childrens home as well, and then when i was older it was boarding school. Mind you, i was always told from about the age of three that i was a changeling, and that the devil had come and taken away my mothers beautiful wee boy and left me in his place. Thanks mum! :cry:
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I'm still terrified to go up there...

Postby evilmiss » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:13 pm

In my house, Maggie Murphy lived in the loft...any time we heard noises from upstairs, it was Maggie's rocking chair. I still can't go into the loft at my mum and dad's house...

She'll get you...in the end....

And of course, if the terror of an evil, old woman living in your attic didn't work: you would be sent to 'Rosies Home'...

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Don't dream it. Be it.
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Postby kirkyguy » Fri Apr 09, 2004 2:35 pm

The thing when i was growing up was, The man in the lobbey will get you..

or to put us in bed and stay they used, Hairytoes...

or for staying out late in the dark they used to tell us about Stankmonsters.....

Unfortunately i dont have to make up scary stuff for my kids ..
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Postby Kirsty » Fri Apr 09, 2004 4:18 pm

::): ::): ::):

stankmonsters that is class



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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:05 pm

I know a few stank monsters! ::):

I remember my friends maws usin the old Maggie Murphy line... I used to think they were talkin about the bakers tho! We never got that in my family, we had a catholic up-bringing... we just got beltit on the napper and told to do one :)!
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby germistonguy » Sat Apr 10, 2004 10:59 pm

...and there was "The big bad fire" :cry:
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Postby The_Clincher » Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:16 pm

No one got threatened with "Rosie's Home"? :)

I was told they would "pin yer ears back tae yer heed" then....."leave ye in a dark room aww yersel"
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