scottish accent while riding

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Trillian, 16 Apr 2008.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    was riding to a friends' house last night, and it started raining just as I set off,
    never mind, not far.
    got almost there, had a couple of good over takes before moving out to primary for a traffic island with a left turn just after it
    "ye can wait a wee while ye can" as i block a vehicle from overtaking
    the road i'm now on has pinch points to slow traffic down
    "nay, that be me right o way laddy"
    "its me roondaboot" as I take a defensive position for a mini roundabout
    all the above speech was done in a bad excuse for a scottish accent

    what has become of me?
    Am i turning into magnatom? ;)

    might just have to stay off you tube for a while...
  2. red_tom

    red_tom New Member

    East London
    In an uncharacteristic angry moment out on my bike a couple of years ago I caught up with a van that had cut me up and said in a Glaswegian growl.

    'Do that again pal and I'll f**king chib ya'

    No idea where it came from. I've never used the phrase before or since. I'm from Sussex for God's sake.
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    This is the kind of behaviour i was looking for in my post 'Wierd thoughts while on the ride'.

    So're a wierdo ;):biggrin:...just like me
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Search on Wikipedia for Magnatomisation and all will become clear. Suffice to say this is a well documented phenomena that is growing especially since the wee vigilante (aka The Taped Crusader) went public! ;)
  5. magnatom

    magnatom Guest


    I shall correct your grammar:

    ye can wait a wee while ye can should be yecanwaitaweewhile, soyecan, yaweebas'

    nay, that be me right o way laddy should be ootmaf*ckinwayyaweebas'

    its me roondaboot should be itsmaroonabootyaweebas' or ootmaf*ckinwayyaweebas'

    Do that again pal and I'll f**king chib ya should be aylechibyeyaweebas'

    Note in Glasgow we do not need spaces between words and any insult must end in (at the very least) 'yaweebas'
  6. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    This is very reassuring: I often lapse into Gleska too.
    I was born in the colonies, one parent comes from Kent and the other from Yorkshire. Both grannies are Scottish though. Maybe it skips a generation.

    "Hey Jimmy, ye dae thaat agin an' a'll banjo ye right enuff!'
  7. OP

    Trillian New Member

    i'm from yorkshire and do have a yorkshire accent

    going back a fair few generations one side of the family is scottish
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Trillian - love it! Its also nice to find that it isn't just me who lapses from my normal accent (home counties) to some terrible scottish accent when talking to myself when I'm cycling.
  9. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    For some reason I often talk to myself in Spanish when riding.... :biggrin:
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I work with two Swedes amongst a bunch of Norwegians! - these Scandinavian languages are very close, different but similar to speaking, for example, English and Scottish.
    I speak to the Norwegians in their language, and to the Swedes in theirs; it is very confusing, almost Monty Pythonish!
  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    What's Norwegian for "It is an Ex-Parrot"? Or Swedish for "Your Lupins or your life"? :biggrin:;)
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Sorry Mr. Moore, some things just don't translate! :biggrin:
  13. killiekosmos

    killiekosmos Über Member

    Speaking in a Scots accent won't make you as fast as Chris Hoy.;)
  14. Bizarrely, I was making the same type of comment to gezza on Saturday morning. Prompted by a WVM - a roofing person - trying to 'blend' us into one four wheeled unit.
    We did give him a 'bit of the scotch' in no uncertain terms :ohmy:

    I think this behaviour should be written about in Cyclecraft.:tongue:
  15. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    I tend to develop a horse riders accent whilst riding. Everytime a ped or car comes too close I always end up shouting "whoa there"
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