In a survey by the Travelodge hotel group, 5000 Brits voted the Geordie accent (Newcastle and the north-east) the nation’s sexiest. They clearly don’t appreciate the finer tones in life:
“Bahookie”, by the way, is a Scottish word for your bottom, behind, backside, or “rearward contours”. One look at the Glaswegians thronging the city streets on a Saturday afternoon and you can see how apt a word it is. Parisiennes have “derrières”, Glaswegians have “bahookies”. Such is life.
The sketch is from the wonderful Stanley Baxter’s “Parliamo Glasgow”.
By Marian Dougan