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> Glasgow List: Glasgow Customs, Not "Please show me your passport"
Rab-oldname
post 14th Oct 2003, 06:24pm
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sjmac - Naw - it was tae miss the drunk lying on the landing ootside her door!.
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post 15th Oct 2003, 09:43pm
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Here you Rabbie, ahv jist found this wan ya cheeky get....ah didnae huv a landin {but ahd miny a close wan} laugh.gif


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Margaret P
post 16th Oct 2003, 01:39am
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I remember all of the above we Glasgow folk are special biggrin.gif good reading
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post 24th Oct 2003, 01:04am
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What about the black cat & chimney sweep decorations/ornaments that the bride was presented at the wedding. Is that only a scots thing ? I was married in the USA but my family sent me those things (from Scotland) so a child could hand them to me at my wedding.


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post 25th Oct 2003, 04:32pm
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I always thought everybody did these things! Is it really only Glaswegians? I knew we were special! laugh.gif
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post 28th Oct 2003, 02:28am
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What about the horseshoe for the bride on her wedding I remember getting one sent from Glasgow from my godmother .


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post 28th Oct 2003, 09:48am
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Was invited to,dinner last night,so naturally I turn up with a bottle of wine.My host was very upset,saying "you were not expected to bring anything but yourself." Course,I reply,"ma Maw wid turn in her grave,if ah turned up at a do,wi ma two erms the wan length.!!" took me a long time to explain it to my host and Aussie friends. biggrin.gif


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post 28th Oct 2003, 06:08pm
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Oh yer right jimmy, never go tae a hoose empty haunded right enuf.
Mind when we first moved here an ah wis invited tae a wee wummins night...Ah goes in wae ma wine an they're aw "Oh we didn't know we had to bring wine"...ah don't know who wis mare shocked, them or the host....or me..... cos no a bugger hud brought as much as a boattle a waater an therr wis seven countin masel drinkin wine!!
It gave me GREAT satisfaction when ah said "Oh wherr ah come fae ye'd get sent back hame tae get it" laugh.gif {ye no wan of thae wee points ye kin get acroass in a funny way but ye get it acroass....they ALL bring therr wine tae wummins nights noo, ah mean who the hell could afford tae hae a wee night an be supplyin the booze an aw....cripes ye should see the way they drink an aw..an ye think AHM bad????} greatbigguffaw!!


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post 29th Oct 2003, 02:59pm
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Don't know if it was a Glaswegian or just a Caeltic superstiscion, but my Father did his nut if we girls placed a new pair of shoes on the table ???? & for some unknown reason I carry on this stupid tradition!! unsure.gif
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post 29th Oct 2003, 04:41pm
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I do the same Leeinaus my kids awe tease me about it they say what will happen if we do will yir banshee come efter us ? biggrin.gif


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post 29th Oct 2003, 06:38pm
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Gee I guess I'm not alone here I'm always on about not putting new shoes on the table never thought of it as a Glasgow custom. dry.gif


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post 6th Nov 2003, 02:28am
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Just caught up with this - shoes on the table - och! a REAL NO NO - granny and Mum went bananas at the mere thought!

An what about these - give a penny when you receive a pin or sharp object as a gift; always leave the salt when you move house; never borrow eggs.........ah think my Mum knew them all - and honoured them! To this day I have guilt pangs if I don't observe these customs.

Oh and what about dropping a fork, a spoon or a knife when setting the table - can't remember them but each item indicated a visitor or something or other.
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post 6th Nov 2003, 12:54pm
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Whit aboot when ye first see a new born wean, ye hud tae gie a piece o silver tae the new born. Ah cannae remember if ye touched the weans cheek or forehead with it oany body oany wiser. wink.gif
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post 6th Nov 2003, 05:20pm
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tongue.gif you pit money in the weans haun so they will always hiv sum!
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post 6th Nov 2003, 05:25pm
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Aye an kin ye imagine the germs aw ur the coin in that poor weans hawns lol,


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