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Publication Date
03 October 2013
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Ltd

The Crack

The Best of Glasgow Humour
by Michael Munro - Find out more about the author


eBook also available from the iBookstore

What did Dracula get when he came to Glasgow?
A bat in the mouth

Hear about the guy whose nickname was ‘Heid Furst’?
His real name was R. Slater

Hear about the stupit skindiver?
He didny have a scuba.

Glaswegians have always enjoyed a good laugh, and the home-grown variety best of all. This new and expanded edition of Michael Munro’s best-selling book is a hilarious compendium of Glasgow humour. In addition to classics that never fail to amuse, it also features new jokes and stories, showing that the famous Glasgow tongue is as sharp and inventive as it has always been.

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.