Unbeknownst to most of the world outside of Weegietoon, there’s much to the Glasgow lingo than just “Och aye the noo” and “curly wurly”. Whether it’s a cheery “it’s yersel!” or a frostier “shut yer geggy”, we’ve certainly got a way with words. Here are our top ten phrases translated into more digestible soundbites for anyone but the native speakers.

1. Rule #1: Zero bawbaggery is accepted in our city. 

bawbag

PHOTOGRAPHY: Art Fund

2. No, literally. Literally do it.

bile-yer-heid

PHOTOGRAPHY: Relevant Search Scotland

3. We’ll be having none of your posh bottled crap when we’ve got FINE SCOTTISH WATER flowing from our taps!

cooncil-juice

4. Just geez it.

geez-a-swatch

5. How? Just, gonnae no.

gonnae-no-dae-that

6. I fully regret those Buckfastbombs

am-gonnae-whitey

7. If anyone mentions this again, I will end you.

whit-a-riddy

8. Until any further notice, the answer is always “yes”.

ye-fancy-a-swally

PHOTOGRAPHY: Huffington Post

9. Cool story, bro.

did-ye-aye

10. Sean Batty declares official taps off weather.

taps-aff-taps-oan
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pagepark.co.uk

Spotted the absence of any serious Glasgow slang? Send us in your weegie words of wisdom to add to the list!