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> Jimmy Johnstone
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post 7th Jul 2005, 04:23am
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I recall Glesga mothers in the high street, warning their children not to cross the street until the light was green. Specifically, I recall them telling their weans: 'Wait for Jimmy Johnstone.' This refers to the fact that the green crossing light is shaped like a little man. Johnstone's "fitba" strip was green, and he was very short ... so, the wee green man in the crossing light was cried Jimmy Johnstone! I wonder if the townies in other British cities have comparable nicknames for their crossing signals.
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