Glamorous Geggies
Glamorous Geggies
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 3 comments

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Americans often pride themselves on their shinning ‘pearly whites’ by investing heavily in dental plans – however, I often used to remind them that where I come from, here in Glasgow, a ‘dental plan’ would often involve having to chew on the other side of your mouth. 

 

All of which brings me to a certain Partick dental emporium known as “Glamorous Geggies”. For those hard of Glaswegian, a “geggie” is your mouth, and in this part of the world you can be told ”shut your geggie” instead of ”shut your mouth ”.  And visitors and natives alike have been snapping pictures of the Glamorous Geggies bizarre yet beloved frontage for years – 41, to be precise. 

 

But don’t let the travelling show signage fool you – this long-established business is a bone fide provider of speedy dentures and dental repairs, not to mention the occasional gruesome set when Halloween rolls around. It was also featured by little-known yet fantastic Glasgow indie band Belle and Sebastian, in their video for Come On Sister.

 

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  • In the first episode of When The Boat Comes In I distinctly heard "Shut your gob". Are both expressions used?

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    • Both expressions can be used - but remember that When The Boat Comes In is set in the North of England in Tyneside and not in Glasgow, which is more likely to use "geggie". Both dialects, though, are very difficult and confusing.

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