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 Glaswegian words beginning : F
 
Glaswegian English Example and Translation

Fa'

Fall  
Fae From  
Fag Cigarette Geeze a fag mate?

Hello stranger, you may not know me but I am of sound character. I was wondering if perchance you had a cigarette about your person which was surplus to requirements?

Fair The Traditionally the period when the whole of Glasgow took it's summer holidays (even those that were on the Burroo) It was, and still is, the last fortnight in July. Top destinations were 'doon the water' Millport, Largs and Ayr, Millport - crowded beaches during the Glesga Fair

Millport beach

Fairings Love tokens. Items given to a loved one - such as hair ribbons, gold locket or lock of hair.

Fairings love tokens

Fain

Affectionate, glad  
Faither Father  
Fancy Bit A mistress

The Wife

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The Fancy Bits

sexy girls short kilts Scottish

Fancy Wumman A mistress  
Fankle  Tied in a knot / confused Dinnae get yersel' in a fankle.

While undoing the knots in that rope please refrain from becoming bound and immobilised - I am definitely not into S&M.

Fanny-Struck In love

Fanny-Struck
mythological noun
When a Ned says that he’s ‘fanny-struck’ he means that he’s ‘in love’. What of course he really means is that he met a wee minger at the dancing but was so pissed he mistook her for a Kylie Minogue look-alike and wrote his phone number across her stomach with lipstick. On the follow up date, if he’s sober he will run a mile, if drunk another Nedling will enter the world.
[From Ned Speak by Stuart McLean]

 

Fause

False  
Faw Fall  
Feart                              Scared / Frightened  
Fearty Coward  
Feartie-cat A coward with fur. Yer jist a big fearty-cat so ye ur!

Come on - jumping of a twenty foot wall is dead easy.

Feegie Ferguslie Park area

Ferguslie Park - Glasgow

A real 'slum from slum' for may thousand Glaswegians.

Ferguslie Park - Glasgow

Fella Man / Boyfriend Huv ye goat a new fella?

Bloody Hell - is that you on to marriage number eight!

Ferlie

Strange / Marvellous  
Ferr (eg Ferr enough) Very  Ah'm ferr knackeres so Ah um.

I had to run 10 yards for the bus.

Fine Well Perfectly Well Ye ken fine well Ah alwis pit ma teeth in that glass so stoap complainin'.

Would you mind not drinking from my false teeth glass.

First-Foot The first person to cross the threshold of a friend or neighbour at New Year. The First-Foot should bring a gift such as coal, shortbread, whisky, or black bun (a rich fruit cake) - this is intended to bring luck to the householder. Ur you goin' first-footing the nigh Jock?

Och naw - Ah'm jist away tae ma bed wae a bottle o' Scotch.

 

A dod oh coal fur first footing

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Fisty Cuffs A fight which (in theory) involves no weapons, kicking or tickling with feathers. Fisty Cuffs at four o'clock behind the bike shed.

You are challenge to a test of bravery and strength after school. It will be by Queensbury Rules - all fair and above board - apart from the fact that my six mates will be there kicking the shit out of you.

Filth, The The police  
Fit  Good looking or sexy. (Usually used to describe a girl)  
Fitba Football  
Flair Floor  
Fleeing Mad wth Ecstacy  
Fleeto Gang name

Gang Grafitti

Gang Grafitti

Fling                              Throw  
Flit Move house. Huz Bettie done a moony?

Aye - she's flitted tae wan o' thon posh houses in Drumchapel so she huz.

Flooer Flower

There are places in Glasgow where you can get flowers on the cheap.

flooer flowers

Flutter A bet (on the horses) Ah'm jist havin' a wee flutter oan the gee-gees.

Shit I bet all my wages on a dead cert - now I'm completely broke for a whole month. Which of my goods friends can I 'borrow' from.

Fo’

For / Fall  
Foalian Following  
Foonered Unable to eat any more.  
Foosty Mouldy eg Foosty bread

Not quite past its eat by date . . .

Mouldy bread

Foot                              Meddle  
Fossill Park Possilpark Possilpark is a district in Possil in the Scottish city of Glasgow, situated north of the River Clyde. Following the decline of the Saracen Foundry in the 1960s, this section of Glasgow is one of the poorest in the United Kingdom with an above average crime rate.
Fou Drunk From Tam O' Shanter by Robert Burns

When chapman billies leave the street,
And drouthy neibors, neibors, meet;
As market days are wearing late,
And folk begin to tak the gate,
While we sit bousing at the nappy,
An' getting
fou and unco happy,
We think na on the lang Scots miles,
The mosses, waters, slaps and stiles,
That lie between us and our hame,
Where sits our sulky, sullen dame,
Gathering her brows like gathering storm,
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.

Frae From Ur you frae the Drum?

Negative my dear fellow - I hail from the environs of Bearsden.

Right then - ur fur a dooing.

Frichted Frightened  
Fu Scots word meaning full - another word for drunk.  
Fuckwit Idiot  
Fud Vagina He's goat a face like a whore's fud efter a double shift it Blythswood Square.

He's an ugly bastard.

Full Bhoona As much as possible.  
Full eh it Drunk Honest mate Ah've only hid two pints o' Tennents so Ah huv . . .

drunk man Glasgow

Fun Found Hey son are you nicking that telly?

Naw mister, Ah fun it in a Lucky Bag, honest.

Fur For  
Furrit Forward  
 


From A Midge in Your Hand is Worth Two Up Your Kilt

by Stuart McLean

Old Scottish Proverbs Revamped

Proverb - Translation



A bheil telebhisean agad?
We’re from the Wee Free and are hunting down God-forsaking heathens.

Ilka body disna hae the like o that.
He seems to have contracted H5N1 Bird Flu.

Better never begun than never ended.
Never do anything today that you can put off until tomorrow.

Better be freends at a distance than enemies at hame.
The perfect divorce is one that doesn't require a court restraining order.

Cast a cat ower the hoose an she'll faa on her feet.
A cat thrown over a house will land on her feet - but her screeching is sure to attract the RSPCA.

Him that keeks throu a keyhole micht see what will vex him.
Love does not stoop to spying - it hires a private detective.

Baked bread and brown ale winna bide lang.
Oh shit – I’m away tae the lavie again!

Mony a mickle maks a muckle.
Due to rampant inflation the muckle has been revalued – there are now 385 mickles to the muckle.


 

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Scottish / Glaswegian Word List - click for more details: 

Fa'

Fae

Fag

Fair The

Fairings

Fain

Faither

Fancy Bit

Fancy Wumman

Fankle 

Fanny-Struck

Fause

Faw

Feart                             

Fearty

Feartie-cat

Feegie

Fella

Ferlie

Ferr (eg Ferr enough)

Fine Well

First-Foot

Fisty Cuffs

Filth, The

Fit 

Fitba

Flair

Fleeing

Fleeto

Fling                             

Flit

Flooer

Flutter

Fo’

Foalian

Foonered

Foosty

Foot                             

Fossill Park

Fou

Frae

Frichted

Fu

Fuckwit

Fud

Full Bhoona

Full eh it

Fun

Fur

Furrit

 

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