Main Violent Glaswegian Discussion

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05:38:40 PM Aug 6th 2012
There's no good reason to list Video Game Companies as examples on this page, but this is perhaps interesting trivia:

  • Rockstar Games, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series, often complained about for being excessively violent et cetera... Was originally a Scottish company. Rockstar North — the division responsible for Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt — still is.
  • Realtime Worlds, known for developing Crackdown and APB, was founded by former DMA employee David Jones, who incidentally co-founded the aforesaid Rockstar North. They are, however, based in Dundee. The development team for Crackdown 2, Ruffian Games, was founded by two ex-Realtime Worlds employees, and is also situated in Dundee.
07:49:03 AM May 6th 2012
edited by ZombiezuRFER
Is the image appropriate for violent "Glasweigian?" After all, Glasgow is in the lowlands.
12:50:04 PM Sep 7th 2012
I agree. Violent glaswegian's very much a lowland's trope. As for the groundskeeper willie quote, i think they said he's orignally from orkney, which fits with his characterisation. But the image is definitely wrong
08:01:58 AM Apr 3rd 2010
Why is a Glasgow native called a Glaswegian? Was Glasgow perhaps once called Glasway, like Norway?
07:55:39 AM Dec 24th 2010
No, as far as I know it's always been Glasgow. I think "Glaswegian" just sounds right.
12:47:26 PM Sep 7th 2012
Glaswegian actually refers more to the accent and slang in the strathclyde area, and anyone with that accent could be described as glaswegian, but not A glaswegian.
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