a face like a…
carl was saying how much fun it is to see what expressions other cultures use for insults. the scottish are particularly proficient and hilariously inventive at this. one of the glossaries that i’m researching “the patter” is hilarious with all its funny expressions. its made even funnier with the cool drawings in it done by john byrne (no, not that one). byrne is actually a very accomplished artist and has work displayed in the scottish national portrait gallery (the picture above is his self-portrait).
today my selection is a collection of insults all do to with a person’s appearance and they all come from glasgow. as you read them, try to visualise them…
“a face like a bulldog chowin a wasp” 😀
“a face like a burst couch” 🙂
“a face like a burst tomato”
“a face like a camel eatin sherbet” 😀
“a face like a chewed or half-chew caramel”
“a face like a halloween cake” 😀
i love this one for its sheer inventiveness!
“a face like a melted welly”
this one’s a bit of a slow-burner. at first it doesn’t sound very descriptive – but really try and picture it…
“a face like a well-skelped arse” (well-smacked) 🙂
“a face like it went on fire and somebody put the flames out with a shovel” 😀
“a face like you get at tom shepard’s” (a joke and trick shop in glasgow) 😀
i love this one!