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Old 02-12-2010, 12:14 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Texas Proud View Post
I see we have a some Scottish here... nice..

As for Glasgow, my sister and I visited there for a few hours... we went to Edinburgh and decided to take a quick trip over there (we had a Brit rail pass)...

When we were ready to leave, this guy came up to us and started to talk to us... I had been in England for a year, but I could not understand a word he said.... except 'Jerry Springer'... now, my sister could not understand a number of Scotts, so whe just shook her head and said 'yes,yes'...

Just to let people know... Jerry was big over there.... but not the same show he had here... I did not watch him, so I can not comment on what it was about...
Don't know about Jerry Springer in Scotland but I can confirm how difficult the accent can be in Glasgow. I twice had taxi drivers where I literally couldn't understand a single word they said. (Remember that I grew up close to Scotland, and at the time of the taxi trips we had been living and working close to Glasgow for about a year).

On another occasion I was sitting at a picnic table in a park with my 3 year old son when an old guy with a walking stick came by. The old chap starting speaking and we couldn't understand a single syllable, and neither apparently could he understand me. Eventually he raised his stick like a rifle and had a "shooting match" with my son who was in fits of laughter, and when he left I felt so stupid that we had not been able to communicate.

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