COMEDIAN Billy Connolly has talked about the meaning of Glaswegian words taken from a list compiled by this paper in a new podcast.

The 77-year-old was interviewed by fellow funnyman Adam Buxton who made reference to our Weegie Words list which we complied several years ago.

Adam, who has appeared in comedy panel shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Would I Lie To You? said: "That Glasgow accent is very fun to listen to and the words, the kind of poetry of the words.

"I am a Southerner I don't understand a lot of the words and the phrases, a lot of the time. But they just seem funny and I was going to ask you what some of them mean?"

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The Big Yin is then put to the test as Adam asks the meaning of words and phrases from our list which contained over 100 entries.

He asked about g'aun yerself, hoachin', gie it laldy, riddy, geein me the boak, yir oan tae plums and dreepie.

Billy said: "G'aun yerself means go on yourself, take it in your own hands, run with it. People would be singing a song in the pub on a Friday night, and someone would say, 'g'aun yerself son. Take it in your hands run with it, you're doing well.

"Hoachin' means it was overfilled by people you don't like. It was hoachin' with police.

"Gie it laldy is give it plenty, strike out, go for the big one. He was gie it laldy.

"A big riddy. Blushin'. He had the biggest riddy you ever saw. A big red face.

"(Geein me the boak) Making me sick. To boak is to go 'makes noise' he was boaking in the corner.

"Yir oan tae plums. You are a certain loser. It comes from the fruit machine, the one-armed bandit at the seaside. Plums was a loser.

"To dreep is to drip off a wall. Your hanging on by your fingernails and you have let go and slide down the wall. That's a dreep."

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Adam said: "Hope you didn't mind me running those by you."

Billy replied: "No they are good ones."

Adam continued: "We got those from an article by Stacey Mullen from the Glasgow Evening Times so thank you Stacey, not that I asked her personally.

"Where do these come from?"

Billy said: "From Scots language which is a cross between Gaelic and English.

"It's great. They have some lovely words."

You can listen to the podcast in full here