Whaes like us?

Whaes like us?

Scots, Irish, Manx, Welsh?

I know for a fact that the new world progeny are not the same.

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They’re not as smart, and they’re uglier too??? … something like that?

“Sameness” is easily hidden behind cultural norms, accents, skin colour, and so on…

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Och, nae probs, Noo Ah’m probly comin‘ oot wi pesh. Am efter suppin wi lads wae hid a’ kinna barse ackward theories.


Bee-de-bee…

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Oh, I see. G’night Danny.

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Damn few an ther a’ deid

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Scene from The Blood Donor; goes something like this:

Nurse: Dr. McTavish will see you now, Mr Hancock.
Hancock: McTavish! Oh, he’s Scottish! That’s all right then. Wonderful doctors, the Scots.
(entering doctor’s surgery) Hoots, mon! It’s a braw bricht moonlicht nicht, the noo! Och, aye!
Doctor: (superior English public school drawl) Good morning, Mr. Hancock. Do take a seat.
Hancock: Oh… sorry for dropping into the vernacular like that; the nurse said you were Scottish.
Doctor: Yes, but we can’t all be Rob Roys, can we?

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I’ve just run the musings of The Lord of the Flies through the text-to-sound converter of WavePad
(see https://thesession.org/discussions/4350) to hear what “authentic” Glaswegian sounds like. If my old dog could gargle that would be a fair approximation to what WavePad produced 🙂
Trevor

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Groan - I wish I hadn’t started this thread. Musings indeed, Trevor. One of my mates just got his PhD so we were celebrating very severely yesterday, so the initial posts were very Champagne-fuelled. Sorry guys…

…well, at least it has provided some entertainment for youse.

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I thought that was Guinness and cider or was that “Black and Tan”?
When I was a lad, I used to try all sorts of combinations which were “guaranteed” to get you p-ssed cheaply. One particular combination was heavy, barleywine and cider. If there was no barley wine, a “wee heavy” sufficed. Danny will remember the Wee Heavy-- the wee Glescae wimmen used to drink it before shouting “Hey Jimmy, Gie us ten guitars”. I don’t know if you can still buy it these days. 🙁

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Jim - I might well have done last night!
John - are you thinking of the Sarry Hied?

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To us, the guinness and cider was known as ‘poor man’s black velvet’. The rich man’s version is more effective, though possibly not more cost-effective.

The cheapest we ever got drunk was on Ricard (a poor man’s ouzo?), cider and blackcurrant; 51p (in 1977) got me drunk as a skunk; I can’t remember what that disgusting concoction was called.

In my misspent youth, local landlords wouldn’t serve ‘snakebite’ (half bitter, half cider), as it had the reputation of getting you most *fighting* drunk, so afficionados had to get inventive in their ordering of halves for mixing later.

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Aaah, “Ten Guitars” the Pan-Polynesian anthem.

I was working in South Shields docks once when a scaffolder introduced me to “Blastaway”.
A pint glass filled with a bottle of “Castaway” and a bottle of something like Electric White. A couple of those felt good but your legs went all wobbly when you got off the bar stool.

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Can of White Lightning and 2 slugs of Benolyn - that even beats Lord of the Dannys!

Yes, aside from cider, the Saracen Head in Glasgow’s Gallowgate was an excellent purveyor of what they called ‘lighter fuel’ - it was served in measures from a bottle containing a mixture of wine and whisky - I think it was called ‘Wham’s Dram’

Jim

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Yes, yes, chaps. But just to remind youse - I was gie’ing the Champagne laldy last night, I’ll have youse know.