Archive for April, 2007

That’s me

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Happy Easter!

On Friday I finished my elective placement at the Marie Curie Hospice in Glasgow. It was a wonderful experience. I learnt a lot, on 2 counts. As well as the nursing knowledge and experience gained, I’ve learnt about life, attitudes, people, and the way I view things has probably altered too. I’m really going to miss Glasgow when I leave on Wednesday though am now looking forward to getting back to the Midlands and spending time with friends and family.

As a tribute to my new friends and peers in Scotland, here are the Glaswegian phrases I’ve picked up:

“Is that me?…. Aye that’s you”. Translates as am I ready/finished.

“Aye” or “Uh-huh” Um, Yes.

“Y’alright hen?” How are you?

“a wee” a little - applied to EVERYTHING

“Emo” - translates as something being Punk/Goth like

“Och aye” and “Ach” I know. Sort of. You can basically put it anywhere in the sentence

“Back of…”whatever time they want to meet you. Means just after.