The funniest Glasgow patter quiz ever.
Baggiob on 04/30/2006
|Have you ever noticed that when you go to a different city or country where even though the mother language is the same, at times it is like you are listening to a foreign language? Both Americans and Brits speak English but even between these two countries there is a vast difference between spelling and meaning of words. In different cities, dialects can appear that the people of the city understand, but to outsiders it sounds quite foreign.|
I have enjoyed doing many quizzes on this site about America (even though at times my scores have been woeful), but here is something quite different. I am from Glasgow in Scotland and it is interesting how strange the local dialect used by most is. Many people from outwith Glasgow who do not have the understanding just think that most Glaswegians talk ‘gibberish’. However, some of the local patter includes some very interesting words to describe other things, so I have decided to write a quiz about some of them.
This quiz WILL be extremely difficult, so if you are looking for easy points then it is not for you. If on the other hand you like to be ‘sploofed’ then step right in and see if you can work out the meaning of some of the words that can be heard regularly rolling of the tongue of the average Glaswegian.
The way this quiz works is, I give you a sentence with one word fully capitalised, and all you have to do is pick from the answers what the word actually means. Sometimes you may be able to deduct the meaning from the word by the context of the sentence, so take your time, read the questions and see how you get on.
All of the sentences are written in the way that they are spoken by people from Glasgow, which is quite an interesting thing in the first place. For example the word OF is pronounced A, as in the sentence, go and get a pack a crisps. So as you can see in a lot of ways you may think the sentence does not read correctly but it does. So here below is an example of what one of the sentences may look like, with the translation into proper English below it.
“Awa doon the shops an get a packet a munchies and a bottle a ginger.”
Which translates as,
“Away down to the shops and get a packet of sweets and a bottle of fizzy pop.”
As you can see it can be quite complicated to work it out in the first place, but do try, you might learn something.
If you do well on this quiz then it is fair to say that you would get on quite well with the Glasgow patter, if not then you will really think that it is a completely foreign language.
Anyway have fun and I wish you all the luck in the world because you may need it.
Please rate it when you have finished as fairly as you can, and if you have enjoyed this quiz let me know and maybe I can do more of the others.
(If you are looking for an easier challenge than this please try some of my other quizzes).
Thanks and happy sploofing.
(Some of the answers may be similar, but there is only one correct answer, the other answers that are similar are wrong because there is another Glaswegian word that means that.)
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