12 ‘new’ internet slang words that Glaswegians came up with first

The internet brings with it many new concepts and ideas - brand new words being one of them - but just how original are these words when compared to old Glasgow phrases?

Internet slang - it can be difficult to track down where it came from due to the sheer scope of social media and world wide web - now we’re not saying that Glasgow came up with these words first, but we did come up with words to express similar ideas far before the internet came around.

Us Glaswegians are great at expressing large concepts in very few words - you only need to check out our article on Glasgow words and phrases to realise that - so it’s not surprise that a lot of the new words

Now we’re not trying to discount the veracity of these words, in fact they’re no less valid than any words, given that many of them have been added to dictionaries since the popped up in the last 10 years or so. We just wanted to expess that Glasgow has the best patter bar none.

These are 12 ‘new’ internet slang words that Glasgow came up with first.

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