London Lite Wednesday, 14 October 2009 23 LONDON FIRM SEEKS HELP FOR BOTH FOREIGN AND UK CLIENTS by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Wanted: translator who can speak fluent Glaswegian Brace yourselves: Rab C. Nesbitts accent can be hard to follow A TRANSLATION company is on the hunt for a Glaswegian interpreter who can help its clients understand the dialect of people living in the city. London company Today Translations placed an advertisement in a Glasgow newspaper seeking speakers of Glaswegian English with knowledge of vocabulary, accent, nuances, to meet interpreting needs of clients who find it an unexpected challenge. One of the most famous exports from Scotlands largest city is sitcom char- acter Rab C. Nesbitt -- played by actor Gregor Fisher -- known for his thick, and sometimes unintelligible accent. The boss of Today Translations, Lithuanian-born Jurga Zilinskiene, said there was a genuine need for the service. She added: Some of our foreign and UK clients can find the Glaswegian accent and dialect difficult to decipher, so there is a genuine gap in the market. But Alex Mosson, the former Lord Provost of Glasgow, said: Its a lot of tripe. I travelled the world as Lord Provost and nobody failed to under- stand me. And they will need different trans- lators for different parts of the city. Folk in the Garngad dont speak the same as southsiders. AH WAS up ra Barras an this mad bam go oot a mad chib. Some other mad skwad oneds turn up and gied him the cumbie. While at a popular street market I observed a young and excitable man with a large knife. A rival gang arrived and began to taunt him in an aggressive manner. Ah got a lumber athe dancin. She was pure pished an a bit clatty so ah didne have to gie it much patter. I started a romantic entanglement with a young lady I met at a nightclub. She was extremely drunk and not the most attractive so I did not have to chat her up much. Ah went tae get the messages but it was murder polis in toon, so I didnae get nutthin My trip to the shops in the centre of Glasgow was unsuccessful, as the area was rather busy. THE GLESGAE SOUND index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html