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

7 Responses to “The UK’s sexiest accent? Parliamo Glasgow”  


    Hilarious clip Marian. There should really be a ‘Parliamo Glasgow’ button as a language option on Glasgow cash machines!

  2. 2 wordstogoodeffect

    Thanks, Marina. And bilingual signage – we should suggest that to the City Council.

  3. 3 Alison Finlay

    Will be telling my English friends about this clip. Loved it! They will not have a clue through!

  4. 4 wordstogoodeffect

    We need to expand their linguistic horizons!

  5. 5 Mike Ritchie

    Just visited your blog for the first time.
    You cover a very interesting range of topics in an entertaining manor. Many of your subjects are close to my heart such as good speling and acurate grammer, two often ignorred these days.
    These remane imporetant isuess, if you dont mind me saying so, but too many people are’nt realy paying enough atention or seem to bother.
    Ignore proper sintax and speling at your pearl, that’s what I say.
    Staying litirate will pay dividends in due coarse.

  6. 6 wordstogoodeffect

    Thank you Mike – your comment’s much appreciated aprecciated!

  7. 7 K1mca

    Hahaha love this clip! Reminds me of all my Pappi’s favourite jokes: “era pear ower er”-“where?” – “ona ster!” will look forward to reading more posts!

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