Cummoangetaff

Author: Allan Morrison
Editor: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1906476853
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The French visitors to Glasgow looked on blankly, as Big Aggie shouted out instructions to the queue of people waiting to board her tram on Argyle Street. 'If them that's cummin' oan'll get aff, them that's gettin' aff'll get oan better!' These adventures of Big Aggie MacDonald, the Glasgow tramcar clippie with the caustic wisecracking tongue, will take you back to the golden age of the tram. Her rich, biting patter, indiscriminately targeted at all and sundry, is the stuff for which streetwise Glaswegians have become renowned. In Aggie's day a hurl on a tramcar wasn't just another journey down to the shops - it was also a jaunt in an atmosphere of a constantly changing patois emanating from the likes of Big Aggie. In the realm of the tramcar, Big Aggie was queen and she did not suffer fools, tram inspectors and blue-rinse maidens from Milngavie lightly. They were all targets and always came away from a verbal confrontation with Big Aggie worse off but wiser. This new book by Allan Morrison revolves around seven short stories involving Aggie which are interspersed with 'Tramlines', which are one-liners and jokes attributed to Aggie. This is a perfect source for comic writers and after-dinner speakers looking for tram car material.

Dead Jammy

Author: Allan Morrison
Editor: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906000476
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There is an old saying that there are only two certain things in life ... death and taxes. Now while taxes are no laughing matter and death is never a thing of levity, this never made Jammy Stewart a dour or overly respectful undertaker. Jammy, a Highlander by origin, was a streetwise and quick-witted purveyor of all the necessities required when some poor unfortunate had departed. In Dead Jammy! Alan Morrison has entered the funerary world of Scotland and unearthed the man that Jammy Stewart was. This is an entertaining peek into a realm of experience which, let's face it, we only get really involved with, 'the wance'! A follow up to 'Cummoangetaff!' and 'See You Jimmy!' this Besley-illustrated humour book shows how the 'terminally inconvenienced' are taken care of.

Oor Wee School Wis A Rare Wee School

Author: Allan Morrison
Editor: Neil Wilson Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1906476810
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A collection of utterances from the mouths of Scottish schoolchildren over the last 70 years which have been gathered by best-selling author Allan Morrison. These frequently hilarious snippits cover a huge range of situations and subject areas.

See You Jimmy

Author: Allan Morrison
Editor: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906000484
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Allan Morrison has produced another Xmas cracker with 'See you Jimmy!' The Humour, The People and the Patter o' The Clyde Shipyards, a natural follow-up to the adventures of Big Aggie MacDonald, the Glasgow tramcar clippie in 'Cummoangetaff!'. Featuring the sorts of high-jinks and capers as made famous by the likes of Billy Connelly, Chick Murray, Nicholas Parsons and other famous shipyard workers, See You Jimmy! is a hilarious and nostalgic tribute to Glasgow's shipyard culture.

Auld Lang Syne

Author: Allan Morrison
Editor: Neil Wilson Publishing
ISBN: 1906000468
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An A-Z of over 600 words and phrases from bestselling humour author Allan Morrison. Each term is explained and every example evokes some nostalgic memory of how things used to be when growing up in Scotland between the wars. Some of the terms have been out of use for a generation or more while some are still in use today. Take for example: Auntie Beeny - An old lady you knew who dressed in the style of long ago. Athol Brose - Sweet oatmeal dessert made with cream, honey and whisky. Back green/court - If you lived in a city tenement you probably played in the back court on a shared grassy or paved area. Sometimes called a backie. Baffle wall - Erected four feet away from the close mouths of tenements, just parallel with the pavement. It was a solid brick wall, some six feet high. six feet wide and two feet thick, designed to deflect a bomb blast from a close mouth in case people were sheltering there. Some baffle walls were constructed of corrugated iron sheets held together by a frame and filled with sand. Baikie - The square wooden bucket used to take out the ash from the domestic fire, and also bring coal into the house. Also used for feeding cattle and washing dishes! Baldy Bayne - The name you gave to someone who was bald. This book will have a strong gift appeal at Xmas in Scotland as an ideal family present for grandparents. Morrison's name and Besley's cartoons will only increase this titles appeal.

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