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03 October 2013
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Birlinn Ltd

The Complete Patter

New Edition
by Michael Munro - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

Do you have a baldy clue as to who the bears and junglies are? Confused by the thought of some cheekywatter from your cargo? Fancy a day out at Fort Weetabix? Or would you rather settle down with some swedgers? After all, you don’t want to be a stank dodger. Confused? You need this book.

Michael Munro has won the eternal gratitude of Glaswegians for his efforts in popularising their city’s dialect, universally known as the ‘patter’. This book is the most extensive collection of this rich and expressive language ever made. Often hilarious, sometimes coarse (but never dull!), good knowledge of the patter is the key to understanding Glasgow and its inhabitants.

Michael Munro has lived in Glasgow all his life and is the leading authority on the city’s unique and expressive dialect. The Complete Patter, first published in 1986, has become a cult classic and achieved best-seller status. He has worked as a lexicographer with Collins and is now a freelance writer, editor and lexicographer.