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2 hours ago, BuddieinEK said:

Gone yerselvesish!

Just by Hartflield Farm, Glennifer Braes... Just beyond Peesweepish Lapwing Lodgeish.

I noticed you misspelled Gleniffer. This always brings out my pedant with my kids who say the word like Jennifer whereas I was brought up saying it the Paisley way with the stress on the second part of the word.

I have a theory  that all the non Paisley teachers at the new Camphill pronounced it the ‘Jennifer’ way and now I’ve lost the battle of the pronounciations. 
 

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I noticed you misspelled Gleniffer. This always brings out my pedant with my kids who say the word like Jennifer whereas I was brought up saying it the Paisley way with the stress on the second part of the word.
I have a theory  that all the non Paisley teachers at the new Camphill pronounced it the ‘Jennifer’ way and now I’ve lost the battle of the pronounciations. 
 
My bad.
I shall atempt to retain that information.

Gleniffer as in differ!

Thank you.

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I noticed you misspelled Gleniffer. This always brings out my pedant with my kids who say the word like Jennifer whereas I was brought up saying it the Paisley way with the stress on the second part of the word.

I have a theory  that all the non Paisley teachers at the new Camphill pronounced it the ‘Jennifer’ way and now I’ve lost the battle of the pronounciations. 

 

Since I read this I've been having vague memories of people saying it that way when I was a kid. I might just start saying it the old way from now on just because...

 

Digressing a wee bit, so apologies, but I think it's a lost cause, like sorbet. Everyone thinks sorbet's a French word so pronounces it 'sorbay' but it's from the same Farsi word as sherbet and the ending should sound like sherbet.

 

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Ta, Buddie!

happy days, my “auld hoose”and ye can still see the boolin green at the fit o Toonheid Terrace, (now beneath a Uni development), which SomeBuddie asked aboot a while back and I found an auld map with it showing...  :)
 

delving down a www wormhole from there, I encountered a little known Buddie, who grew up in the now demolished George Street tenements (before my time).  He was a hero who should be better acknowledged.
 

George Gibson

https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/our-housing-heritage-george-gibson-the-man-who-built-paisley

(Among many other places, he designed the great wee development in the picture)

 

 

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16 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Corner of Canal St and Barr St

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The shop where I got my Beezer (Mon), Dandy (Tue), Beano (Thu), Topper (Fri) and hunners o ither things...

 

Niice colouration,  though my memory of these buildings was GREY not pretty pink/red stones...

Definitely the tall building was VERY grey.

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The shop where I got my Beezer (Mon), Dandy (Tue), Beano (Thu), Topper (Fri) and hunners o ither things...
 
Niice colouration,  though my memory of these buildings was GREY not pretty pink/red stones...
Definitely the tall building was VERY grey.
The Topper, that brought back some good memories.

Visited my Grandparents up the pend in Lady Lane on a Saturday before heading to watch the buds. Under the middle cushion of the suite would be my comic.

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On 5/14/2020 at 4:52 PM, antrin said:

The shop where I got my Beezer (Mon), Dandy (Tue), Beano (Thu), Topper (Fri) and hunners o ither things...

 

Niice colouration,  though my memory of these buildings was GREY not pretty pink/red stones...

Definitely the tall building was VERY grey.

I think the photo was one of these colouration jobs where they had a B&W original photo then some person sat in a back room somewhere and coloured in the more attractive reddish colour (and blue sky) that appears more homely than sooty black / grey!

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1 hour ago, The Original 59er said:

I think the photo was one of these colouration jobs where they had a B&W original photo then some person sat in a back room somewhere and coloured in the more attractive reddish colour (and blue sky) that appears more homely than sooty black / grey!

I agree.

Probably that backroom person possibly had knowledge of the "Rid Buildins" tenements - (now student flats) on George Street at the other end of Barr Street.  Lovely rid sandstone.

If you are a nerd... then many of the same grey stones from the demolished Wee Lady Lane/West Buchanan Street/Sir Michael Street/Barr Street hooses were sharpened up, re-dressed and re-used for the entrances and ground floor walls of the new houses that were erected in Barr Place, Sir Michael Place, West Buchanan Place...

Perhaps not a nerd, but (like me) someone really, deeply into orogenous zones... 

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On 5/14/2020 at 4:52 PM, antrin said:

The shop where I got my Beezer (Mon), Dandy (Tue), Beano (Thu), Topper (Fri) and hunners o ither things...

 

Niice colouration,  though my memory of these buildings was GREY not pretty pink/red stones...

Definitely the tall building was VERY grey.

Was it the Topper that had Colonel Blink , the short-sighted gink and Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller ?

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3 hours ago, billyg said:

Was it the Topper that had Colonel Blink , the short-sighted gink and Nancy by Ernie Bushmiller ?

Blink was the Beezer.

And, had to look up Nancy before I recognised her, but she WAS in the Topper.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_(comic_strip)

 

here’s a link about Col Blink...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Blink

 

Good memory!

 

 

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Blink was the Beezer.
And, had to look up Nancy before I recognised her, but she WAS in the Topper.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_(comic_strip)
 
here’s a link about Col Blink...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonel_Blink
 
Good memory!
 
 


Amazing memory. It's so pleasing to know that even at your age, you could remember how Google worked.

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