Monday, April 27, 2009

Bus Deriver

All Systems Go, Glasgow

A Scottish bus company is teaching its bemused Polish drivers basic Glaswegian to help them understand their passengers. Phrases such as "Geezan aw day tae the toon" (Give me an all-day ticket to town), and "Wanan'a hauf please" (One adult and a child please) will no longer be a mystery.

FOOTNOTE: Speak easy.

10 comments:

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Have you ever been to Free Rice Subjects? You help feed people while learning a language, math, etc.

I didn't realize that I knew
a lot of French and I never
took French. Must be from
looking words up in the
English dictionary. LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my, I can hear my Granny Douglas urging us "weens" to gaetheebythenbairn"...I did so love the sound of her melodic voice both speaking and singing...thank you for the reminder! And how's that for "outsourcing"? LOL
Sandi

Ananda girl said...

I love this! Language is so fascinating. I'm ready to sign up to learn. : )

Maggie May said...

What a combination...... Glaswegians and Poles! I should think lessons would need to be learned to decipher the meaning.

Pouty Lips said...

"Bus Deriver" - ha-ha LOL! I guess it's only fare.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, hilarious...this may have been just the inspiration I needed for a future funny...Thanks David, for a big, big smile!

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Kirti said...

wow, I thought I could just speak English if I ever went to Scotland! Fascinating...

Shrinky said...

I lived and went to school in Glasgow for a year - guess what the name of it was? "Battlehill" No,I jest you not! Grin.