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      weegies why do we call them it

      as it says in the title i call them it all the time but i have no idea how they got that name

      any ideas :102:

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Glasweejians

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Did Irvine Welsh not start it? I hadn't heard it before Trainspotting?

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by hibs1986 View Post
      Did Irvine Welsh not start it? I hadn't heard it before Trainspotting?
      No, our Irvine came up with "Soap Dodging weegie bassa's"!

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by 1_alex_edwards View Post
      as it says in the title i call them it all the time but i have no idea how they got that name

      any ideas :102:
      Inferiority complex made popular by Irvine Welsh.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      I think soapdodgers has a more interesting genesis as it may have come about because Gorbals was the last place in Europe to get the plague
      Newtown where everybody goes around sniffing televisina or taking footbalina

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      What are youse called anyway?
      I overheard two tradesmen in my work discuss it once. One was explaining to the other "naw, WE'RE weegies, THEY'RE bufties". I like that. Ya shower of bufties.
      (Posted fae ma mobile fone)

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Short for Glaswegian I always presumed. Not derogatory either.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Flasher View Post
      What are youse called anyway?
      I overheard two tradesmen in my work discuss it once. One was explaining to the other "naw, WE'RE weegies, THEY'RE bufties". I like that. Ya shower of bufties.
      (Posted fae ma mobile fone)
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      or Edinburgers

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by 1_alex_edwards View Post
      as it says in the title i call them it all the time but i have no idea how they got that name

      any ideas :102:
      Are you serious?

      Quote Originally Posted by SoulBamRab View Post
      Glasweejians
      That's about it.

      Quote Originally Posted by hibs1986 View Post
      Did Irvine Welsh not start it? I hadn't heard it before Trainspotting?

      They've always been Weegies to me.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Inferiority complex made popular by Irvine Welsh.


      Quote Originally Posted by Flasher View Post
      What are youse called anyway?
      I overheard two tradesmen in my work discuss it once. One was explaining to the other "naw, WE'RE weegies, THEY'RE bufties". I like that. Ya shower of bufties.
      (Posted fae ma mobile fone)

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by hibs1986 View Post
      Did Irvine Welsh not start it? I hadn't heard it before Trainspotting?
      Been in use much longer than that.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by 1_alex_edwards View Post
      as it says in the title i call them it all the time but i have no idea how they got that name

      any ideas :102:
      :102:

      Its a right old krypton factor one that

      I,ve often wondered why we are called "Hibees"

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      it was started by an edinburgh magazine called "shavers weekly" who irvine welsh ended up writing for, he pinched it from them

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vegas View Post
      it was started by an edinburgh magazine called "shavers weekly" who irvine welsh ended up writing for, he pinched it from them



      I don't think so.

      My grannie used to refer to Weegie and that was a few decades before.


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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shrink View Post



      I don't think so.

      My grannie used to refer to Weegie and that was a few decades before.

      fair do's

      they've claimed to have started it

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Vegas View Post
      fair do's

      they've claimed to have started it
      I always believed it to be a simple derivative of Glaswegian. Certainly when my old gran used it, 'twas more a pet name fo them.

      Like "Roland".

      As opposed to "AH $#@! LOOK IT'S ANOTHER ONE O THAE VERMIN AFF THE TIP"


      Apologies (as usual) to the LTOGC.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Inferiority complex made popular by Irvine Welsh.
      In what way doesn't using a shortened name like weegie show an inferiority complex?

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by snoots View Post
      In what way doesn't using a shortened name like weegie show an inferiority complex?
      By the obsession prevalent among Edinburgh folk that so many things are 'weegie'-centric whether they are or are not.

      It's not just on this forum. I work for a company with a sizeable workforce in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Edinburgh employees can't come into our Glasgow workplaces without slabbering on interminably about weegie this and weegie that. Bloody boring so it is. Get over it.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      [quote=Hampden_Hibby;1131763]By the obsession prevalent among Edinburgh folk that so many things are 'weegie'-centric whether they are or are not.

      Errm - well they are aren't they?


      It's not just on this forum. I work for a company with a sizeable workforce in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Edinburgh employees can't come into our Glasgow workplaces without slabbering on interminably about weegie this and weegie that. Bloody boring so it is. Get over it.
      Tell them, why tell me?

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shrink View Post
      I always believed it to be a simple derivative of Glaswegian. Certainly when my old gran used it, 'twas more a pet name fo them.

      Like "Roland".

      As opposed to "AH $#@! LOOK IT'S ANOTHER ONE O THAE VERMIN AFF THE TIP"


      Apologies (as usual) to the LTOGC.
      I've always used it in much the same way...sure occationally it's "argh, weegie $#@!s" but as just kinda a short name is more common for me.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

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      it was started by an edinburgh magazine called "shavers weekly" who irvine welsh ended up writing for, he pinched it from them
      is this magazine one that has been going for a while? like as in 40-50 years? Just that its one that I've not heard off/read, and my auld man was using the term "Weegies" way back in the 60's, probably before that tae :102:
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Shrink View Post
      I always believed it to be a simple derivative of Glaswegian. Certainly when my old gran used it, 'twas more a pet name fo them.

      Like "Roland".

      As opposed to "AH $#@! LOOK IT'S ANOTHER ONE O THAE VERMIN AFF THE TIP"


      Apologies (as usual) to the LTOGC.

      AAh Old old gran.

      She would often state. "Whit? A weegie? Watch yer poakets son, bloody Tinks `n Gypo`s, the lot o` them!"

      And she was 83 you know. When she died.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerhibby View Post
      is this magazine one that has been going for a while? like as in 40-50 years? Just that its one that I've not heard off/read, and my auld man was using the term "Weegies" way back in the 60's, probably before that tae :102:
      It's a free magazine that has been on the go for a good 20 odd years I would estimate Colin. It's oft seen lying around in bars in Stockaree [no doubt in other areas as well]. Next time I see the boy that co-owned it I will ask when it started up.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Coz if we called them scoots they wid be confused wi dundonians.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by snoots View Post
      Tell them, why tell me?
      Who says I was talking to you? Only the first part of my reply was for you directly.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Who says I was talking to you? Only the first part of my reply was for you directly.

      Oh dear, chippy weegies.

      Anyway - how does it show an inferiority complex?

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      thank you

      cant believe i didnt see it so obvious
      i blame a prodestant schooling

      and to all who took the piss

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Inferiority complex made popular by Irvine Welsh.
      Eh???

      The irony is, the only inferiority complex prevalent on this thread is coming from you!!
      Last edited by hibdahop; 08-12-09 at 19:36.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Inferiority complex made popular by Irvine Welsh.
      I've genuinely always been of the opinion that the inferiority complex worked the other way - I don't think I've ever met anyone in Edinburgh who thinks Edinburgh (people or city) is inferior to Glasgow. :102:
      "Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that."

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by snoots View Post
      Oh dear, chippy weegies.

      Anyway - how does it show an inferiority complex?
      I'll try again. By virtue of the obsession of Edinburgh folk to drone on repeatedly about weegies. Reminds me a bit like the Scots who drone on endlessly about the English, blaming them for every ill. That, to me, betrays an inferiority complex too.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

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      I've genuinely always been of the opinion that the inferiority complex worked the other way - I don't think I've ever met anyone in Edinburgh who thinks Edinburgh (people or city) is inferior to Glasgow. :102:
      Aye well there you go eh? O wad some power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us.

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      I'll try again. By virtue of the obsession of Edinburgh folk to drone on repeatedly about weegies. Reminds me a bit like the Scots who drone on endlessly about the English, blaming them for every ill. That, to me, betrays an inferiority complex too.
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      Aye well there you go eh? O wad some power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us.
      Indeed. It's always appeared to me that Weegies are always banging on about the capital - never occurred to me that we're probably as bad as them. By that I mean guilty of the same, obviously we're much better than them in every other way ;-)
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by hibadelic View Post
      Indeed. It's always appeared to me that Weegies are always banging on about the capital - never occurred to me that we're probably as bad as them. By that I mean guilty of the same, obviously we're much better than them in every other way ;-)
      Out of interest, can you give me an example of when Weegies have "banged on" about the capital? Just one would do.

      I personally don't think it's Edinburgh people per-se who seem to have a problem with Glaswegians. In my own experience it has been mainly Hibs and Hearts fans, some of which, I'm afraid, seem to think that Celtic & Rangers = Glasgow.
      They seem to feel that, perhaps sub-consciously, that it's the fault of Glasgow that a huge number of their own residents choose to support Celtic and Rangers.

      Glaswegians, by and large, are completely and utterly apathetic about Edinburgh. Once and for all, we seriously couldn't give a feck about who is the capital, HONESTLY!!!

      It is entirely a one way inferiority complex that some east coasters have about Glasgow, in my opinion. If you doubt me, start counting up the "west coast media" paranoia threads on here, for starters...

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Out of interest, can you give me an example of when Weegies have "banged on" about the capital? Just one would do.
      My Weegie relatives regularly bang on in such a manner.

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      I personally don't think it's Edinburgh people per-se who seem to have a problem with Glaswegians. In my own experience it has been mainly Hibs and Hearts fans, some of which, I'm afraid, seem to think that Celtic & Rangers = Glasgow.
      They seem to feel that, perhaps sub-consciously, that it's the fault of Glasgow that a huge number of their own residents choose to support Celtic and Rangers.

      Glaswegians, by and large, are completely and utterly apathetic about Edinburgh. Once and for all, we seriously couldn't give a feck about who is the capital, HONESTLY!!!

      It is entirely a one way inferiority complex that some east coasters have about Glasgow, in my opinion. If you doubt me, start counting up the "west coast media" paranoia threads on here, for starters...
      This kind of just confirms my point that it always seems to be people from the other city that you notice. I would describe people in Edinburgh as vaguely aware of Glasgow for the most part.

      Are you actually sticking up for the way the Glasgow papers conduct their business in respect to football? Jeez, I've heard it all now...
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by hibadelic View Post
      My Weegie relatives regularly bang on in such a manner.
      Okay, your Uncle Boab and Auntie Sadie say so, fair do's. I've lived in this city for 42 years and that's certainly not the impression I get, I can assure you.

      This kind of just confirms my point that it always seems to be people from the other city that you notice. I would describe people in Edinburgh as vaguely aware of Glasgow for the most part.
      Seriously? You're an admin and yet you don't detect a teeny weeny wee bit of anti-Glasgow xenophobia on these forums from time to time? To quote you, jeez, I've heard it all now...

      Are you actually sticking up for the way the Glasgow papers conduct their business in respect to football? Jeez, I've heard it all now...
      I ain't sticking up for anyone. I don't read those papers and if it's such an issue for people then I'd suggest they don't read them, either. It's all about supply and demand, I suppose. If more Edinburgh folk were to support their local team, then the media in general would have a more balanced view.
      Once again, you see, it appears as though the City of Glasgow are the bad guys for a huge number of Edinburgh folk choosing not to support their local team!

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Hampden_Hibby View Post
      By virtue of the obsession of Edinburgh folk to drone on repeatedly about weegies.

      I don't recognise that at all.

      Sounds like delusions of grandeur.

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Glaswegians, by and large, are completely and utterly apathetic about Edinburgh. Once and for all, we seriously couldn't give a feck about who is the capital, HONESTLY!!!

      I don't think you can speak for all Glaswegians. I've met more than a few who had a bee in their bunnet about Edinburgh and their, sometimes bizarre, perceptions of Edinburgh.
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Okay, your Uncle Boab and Auntie Sadie say so, fair do's. I've lived in this city for 42 years and that's certainly not the impression I get, I can assure you.
      Why would you? You're a native and that's my whole point.

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Seriously? You're an admin and yet you don't detect a teeny weeny wee bit of anti-Glasgow xenophobia on these forums from time to time? To quote you, jeez, I've heard it all now...
      Of course I do but this is a Hibs forum, Hibs fans generally hate everything to do with the Old Firm and not without good reason.

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      I ain't sticking up for anyone. I don't read those papers and if it's such an issue for people then I'd suggest they don't read them, either. It's all about supply and demand, I suppose. If more Edinburgh folk were to support their local team, then the media in general would have a more balanced view.
      Once again, you see, it appears as though the City of Glasgow are the bad guys for a huge number of Edinburgh folk choosing not to support their local team!
      People click on links here and other sites and are just interested in reading what's being said about whatever player the Daily Record is selling to Rantic - seems fair that they should be pissed off at biased reporting. Slagging your town's papers is not slagging you or your town.
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Okay, your Uncle Boab and Auntie Sadie say so, fair do's.
      Er........ they're weegies Joe.


      Uncle Shuggie and Auntie Senga I think.


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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by hibadelic View Post
      Why would you? You're a native and that's my whole point - read my posts again.



      Of course I do but this is a Hibs forum, Hibs fans generally hate everything to do with the Old Firm and not without good reason.



      People click on links here and other sites and are just interested in reading what's being said about whatever player the Daily Record is selling to Rantic - seems fair that they should be pissed off at biased reporting. Slagging your town's papers is not slagging you or your town.
      Agreed that when you slag the west coast papers it is not slagging us or the town. We non OF supporters through here also detest the OF.

      Have a look at it from our point of view? It's just that it gets to be a pain in the arse when folk on here tend to come across as OF = Glasgow, when stating weedgie this and weedgie that when what they mean is OF (players, fans. journos...) this and OF that.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by fieryjack View Post
      Agreed that when you slag the west coast papers it is not slagging us or the town. We non OF supporters through here also detest the OF.

      Have a look at it from our point of view? It's just that it gets to be a pain in the arse when folk on here tend to come across as OF = Glasgow, when stating weedgie this and weedgie that when what they mean is OF (players, fans. journos...) this and OF that.

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      You will find most people have no problem at all with fair minded citizens of Glasgow. The problem is a lot them are dirty, smelly, weegie $#@!s and as football fans those are the type we come into contact with most often.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Westside Green View Post
      You will find most people have no problem at all with fair minded citizens of Glasgow. The problem is a lot them are dirty, smelly, weegie $#@!s and as football fans those are the type we come into contact with most often.
      I note your location as being Ayrshire. Potential 'deliverance' country, no?

      fj - sweeping statements 'r' us

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

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      I note your location as being Ayrshire. Potential 'deliverance' country, no?

      fj - sweeping statements 'r' us
      No. You have to go past Mauchline to get to that part of the County. I just happen to reside here anyway i'm fi Piershill.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Westside Green View Post
      You will find most people have no problem at all with fair minded citizens of Glasgow. The problem is a lot them are dirty, smelly, weegie $#@!s and as football fans those are the type we come into contact with most often.
      As in:-

      Motherwell = Weegie $#@!s
      Hamilton = Weegie $#@!s
      St. Mirren = Weegie $#@!s
      Kilmarnock = Weegie $#@!s

      I have heard all of these epithets from Hibbies this season (and many before).
      Not sure if this states that "Weegie" is actually meant to imply "anywhere west of Edinburgh" or if it's just woeful geography.


      PS. You'll have had your tea?

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by The Hibby Pirate View Post
      As in:-

      Motherwell = Weegie $#@!s
      Hamilton = Weegie $#@!s
      St. Mirren = Weegie $#@!s
      Kilmarnock = Weegie $#@!s

      I have heard all of these epithets from Hibbies this season (and many before).
      Not sure if this states that "Weegie" is actually meant to imply "anywhere west of Edinburgh" or if it's just woeful geography.


      PS. You'll have had your tea?
      Nothing to do with woeful geography they're just thick or can't differentiate between weegie like accents.

      Never understood the had your tea phrase, not something I ever heard much of until moving west.

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Joe T Fan Club View Post
      Out of interest, can you give me an example of when Weegies have "banged on" about the capital? Just one would do.

      "Its only wan street and a castle, yada, yada."

      "Its all fake. Tartan Gonks, and that. No a real city like Glesga. Yada, yada."

      "Yous are aw fur coat and nae knickers no real people like in Glesga. Yada, yada."

      "Yous have aw got servants, Yada, yada."

      Quote Originally Posted by Westside Green View Post
      Nothing to do with woeful geography they're just thick or can't differentiate between weegie like accents.

      Never understood the had your tea phrase, not something I ever heard much of until moving west.

      Lanarkshire accents used to be quite distinct from Glaswegian accents. But then, Leith accents used to be a bit distinctive.

      Quote Originally Posted by Westside Green View Post
      You will find most people have no problem at all with fair minded citizens of Glasgow. The problem is a lot them are dirty, smelly, weegie $#@!s and as football fans those are the type we come into contact with most often.

      Go with that. Many fantastic Glaswegians. I love the city's pace and energy.
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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Quote Originally Posted by Westside Green View Post
      Nothing to do with woeful geography they're just thick or can't differentiate between weegie like accents.

      Never understood the had your tea phrase, not something I ever heard much of until moving west.
      It's along the lines of;

      If you visit a glaswegian household at tea time the lady of the house would greet you with "We're just having our tea, pull up a chair and join us" If you visit an edinburgh household at tea time the lady of the house would say "We're just having our tea, you'll have had yours"

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

      Brought up in Edinburgh but spent 5 years in 'the weej'. Had a cracking time there, but i'm genuinely struggling to think of any way people in Edinburgh would feel inferior to those in Glasgow. Quite the opposite in fact.

      The "fur coat and nae knickers" and "you'll have had your tea" are lazy sterotypes perpetrated by those looking for an easy dig/laugh. Just as i've never found much truth in the Glaswegian's are much friendlier nonsense - unless you call a pished up jakey telling you he loves you, friendly!

      Getting pissed off at the west-coast football media isn't the preserve of those from Edinburgh - it's just a natural reaction of non old firm fans to an undeniably old firm dominated press. Fact.

      In fact, i'm not sure of all the categories that make up the scoring for the most desirable place to live indexes/ quality of living surveys often published, but i'm pretty sure Edinburgh would be ahead of Glasgow in most. If not all!!

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      Re: weegies why do we call them it

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