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The Complete Patter: "The Patter: Guide to Current Glasgow Usage" and "The Patter: Another Blast" Paperback – Illustrated, Nov 1996


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate; Revised edition (Nov. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0862416191
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862416195
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 12.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 330,405 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Moore on 12 Oct. 2007
Format: Paperback
. . .but for all who savour wit and humour. The Patter is arguably one of the great unacknowledged classic dialect books of our time - it sells by the barrowload in Glasgow of course, and has done since 1988, but has universal appeal. There have been lots of imitations of The Patter - in Scotland and out - but this is the original and best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yee Shin Khor on 18 Mar. 2009
Format: Paperback
Very straight-forward book to penetrate into the Glaswegian culture. You can't get a better book than this for this lovely Glaswegian dialect, really! The one and only complaint which I have is that it would've been more helpful if it's English-Glaswegian instead of Glaswegian-English. Therefore, this book is useful if you want to understand what they are speaking about, but not when you want to speak like them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Mcdonnell on 18 April 2012
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I've had several versions of this book over the years. It's always been a brilliant read. I left Glasgow 50 years ago (still got a pretty good accent) and this book brings back many memories. I read a few pages every few days. Sheer pleasure.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 July 2001
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What it doesn't tell you in the synopsis, is that this is a book on that well known dialect - Glaswegian.
Could be useful for anyone confused by the likes of Rab C or Billy Connolly.
Wonderful reminder for anyone who has spent time in our fair city.
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