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 Glaswegian words beginning : U
Glaswegian English Example and Translation
Um Am I um so going tae the movies.
Um Him Ah'm goin' tae belt um for whit he said aboot ma sister.
Ur / Urr Are Ur ye goin' tae the movies?
Urnae or Urny Aren't Ah'm urnae gonnae hit ye.

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Urr / Ur Are  
Usalott You are [smm] Usalott o' chicken livered scardy cats so ye's ur.



From Why Did the Haggis Cross the Road?

by Stuart McLean

Bagpipe Jokes

Bagpipes: The best way to terrorise the neighbours without the risk of getting an ASBO.

What’s the difference between a stone of Ayrshire Potatoes and a band of pipers.
It only takes twenty minutes to boil the potatoes.

If a piper was playing alone in a forest 100 miles from anywhere – would everyone still hate him?

What’s the difference between a piper and a mother-in-law.
Not everyone loathes their mother-in-law.

Bagpipes and the Loch Ness Monster have two things in common – they attract tourists and terrify little children.

What’s the difference between a set of bagpipes and Tommy Sheridan?
Tommy sues!

How do you get two pipers to play a perfect harmony?
Shoot one.

Why Did the Haggis Cross the Road?

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