Streetwise..The University Of Life

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How do we determine what is classed as being qualified?
Life itself presents additional pathways, which if followed, acquires qualifications
which are not obtained by academic study.
Life itself is a university of learning..read on to find out more.

Streetwise

Streetwise.. A term used to describe individuals who
possess a very valuable non academic qualification,


An accredited diploma, of which the subject teacher is life in general

This qualification is achieved from the pupil’s personal multiple observations
of life, and life experiences respectively.
Many Streetwise graduates have the combination of both the Streetwise qualification and academic qualifications.

The Streetwise Graduates Of Glasgow

Glasgow has been named as 'The Mean City' in times gone by.

In reality, it's no meaner than other cities throughout the world.

Many of the Streetwise Graduates of Glasgow, originally were bought
up in the lesser affluent areas of the City, where life was tough.

Becoming Streetwise was often a necessity to survive and overcome the harsher elements of
everyday life.

An education that has equipped the Streetwise graduate with sharp perception and stamina, in recognising
and dealing with with whatever situations life may present.

Mariah's School Of Streetwise Glasgow Dialogue Translation

A wee insight and translation of 'Glasgow Dialogue'

Hen.. generally used affectionate term when addressing a female
Mrsbut not in the martial status term
The wife..husband’s term for his other half
The Bird...Girlfriend
Ma, Maw, the auld dear..terms used for mother
Da, the auld man, terms used for father
The weinchild
Wee man..small male
Leathered…drunk
A riot…pub brawl
An empty. .teenagers term for the house when parents are on holiday.
Carry oot..alcohol bought in a shop
Away an boil yer heidGet lost..Go away
Nippin ma ear--annoying conversation

Blinder..great idea
Ya beauty.. good, Something that’s pleasing.

No backwards at comin forward... speaking out,straight to the point
A bit of common savy....exercising common decency

Whit’s the score…what’s happening (not in the football sense)
Look whit’s came crawlin oot the woodwork….bad penny
Gone yersel…Good for you

Goin up the Dancin..going to a disco

The Curriculum..When In Rome

This is an interesting verse, and example of comparison, designed to combine Glasgow
‘Streetwise’ intellect with that of the more refined dialogue, though both Illustrating the
same point.

The Glasgow Streetwise Graduates Code Of Honour.

It is right and respecting of one’s self
To apply decorum.. in upholding the tone
The Streetwise graduate is versatile
In applying the curriculum..of when in Rome

They do not suffer fools gladly…
They do not cave in and say “on you go”
They do not shy away when they are wronged
They shall always be upstanding in
’ telling them where to go'

Friendly and loving people they are
Respect for others they truly embrace
Though it is known that when others
‘don’t play the game’
They apply the required curriculum
Of "right back in yer face”

Should airing of undue slight emerge
“give us peace..sod this for a lark”
The Streetwise graduates would duly relay
"We'll see you coming in the dark"

They shall not resign themselves to persecution
"We’ll just show….’that bullsh** the door"
They shall proudly sing their Streetwise chorus
And it’s ‘Nay Nee Never..Nay nee never No More’

The Streetwise Graduate In The Business World

Success in the business world will not be imminent, if based purely the back of having studied for a
business management degree

The word of business is ruthless, and requires astute vigilance to people reading skills..

An ability to judge the character reading of a perspective business associate is crucial ,
in order to assess if the proposed deal on the table is sound or a presents signs of
potential risk.


In business, as in life, it comes down to the 'writing on the wall'.
If people reading skills are not paramount, then entering into terms of business,
without truly knowing who you are dealing with, the players will take control.

Players in the world of business will waste no opportunity, and without morality, will go in for
the business kill, financially cashing in on a vulnerable business trader.
The Streetwise Graduate has these skills well in place.
Nobody's fool... in having successfully graduated from tough expectations of the
university of life!!

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author avatar Mariah
22nd Jun 2013 (#)

Thank you Mark, so very much appreciated my friend.
Mariah

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

But is the streetwise person necessarily a better person than the one who is naive and full of dreams, wishes, and positive views of the world? I wonder...

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author avatar Mariah
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

No Mark, not a better person, just more perceptive to the reality of the ways of the world.
Being aware of negativity and
adversity, just helps good and sincere people to get a step closer to their dreams and wishes in life, without the barriers of being vulnerable to the effects of selfish adversity and greed, if they are not blind to them.
My take on it is, if insincerity
is around you in life, then you are protected in the first instance, in knowing it exits.
Positive views on the world can bring big disappointments, if the people that surround you don't sing from the same hymn sheet, in the terms of mutual respect and doing what's right by each other.
We can't make people be what we would like them to be, but we can open our eyes to that reality, and preserve our personal well being in life, emotionally and otherwise as much as is possible, in recognising what is, when it's there.
Mariah

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Thought provoking Mariah. Thanks for Glasgow terms though it may not be useful to me during this life especially as Sir Alex is retired now! I have seen many graduating from the University of Hard Knocks to become valuable, productive, members of society. I have heard them lament what use their kids studying multiple skills only to end up looking for jobs from people who never went to university! I cannot but wonder that the code of honor among the streetwise works better than in the dog-eat-dog business world with due apologies to our canine friends! siva

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jun 2013 (#)

Indeed Siva, the streetwise code of honour if understood and followed, in a manner of speaking, blows away the cobwebs, making the true picture clearer to see, and I agree with your theory of it
being more adaptive in safeguarding oneself from the sharks who circle the business world pool.
Mutual understanding can be very advantageous in all walks of life, I think.
Thank you for your interest and comments my dear friend.
Mariah

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

I'll be back later ' hen' to give my comments . I have a busy day ahead , so you have a very blessed one .
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jun 2013 (#)

Ha ha ha excellent Stella, you learn quickly my friend.
Love this
Mariahx

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author avatar Terry Trainor
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

A great post my dear friend, I noticed the slang is very much like the real East End of London slang, maybe a bit more direct. I have been to Glasgow a few times and enjoy the very subtle humour as for being mean they're just the opposite. Lovely reading on a Sunday morning thank you, better than the newspapers. Have a great day Mariah.

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jun 2013 (#)

Awww thanks Terry, you're a gem, I really appreciate your comments my dear friend.
Mariah

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

Outstandingly clever Mairah....!

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jun 2013 (#)

My sincere thanks to you Delicia, such encouraging and complimentary feedback.
My profound appreciation to you my dear friend, with the usual large hug on the way over x

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Jun 2013 (#)

I have never been to Glasgow dear Mariah , but I recall hearing a Glaswegian talk , and it was very fast and I could not understand it easily , but it was still gorgeous ...I would not have known if the person was using any idioms or not and his wife had to translate for me . :-} This was a really informative and interesting post .
Bless you my friend .
Stella ><

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author avatar Mariah
24th Jun 2013 (#)

My thanks to you Stella, I'm glad you found it if interest, so if ever you are in Glasgow, or in the company of a Glaswegian again, you'll be a wee step ahead now lol.
Bless you too my friend x

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Jun 2013 (#)

Only a very wee step Mariah . ;-o )
more blessings .
Stella ><

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
26th Jun 2013 (#)

Well expressed, poetic materials loaded with knowledge and sequence of events, nice attachments too...

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author avatar Mariah
26th Jun 2013 (#)

My thanks to you my friend, I very much appreciate your comments, and thanks for reading Md
Mariah

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author avatar Carol
26th Jun 2013 (#)

Beig streetwise I would asume means you are nobody's fool. In my life I have been naive and trusting, but when things have gone wrong, I have learned from it.

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author avatar Mariah
26th Jun 2013 (#)

Exactly Carol, ain't that the truth for us all in life, when learn the hard way, it's sore at the time, but as you say, we are wiser the next time round my friend.
Thank you for reading Carol
Mariah

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author avatar Songbird B
26th Jun 2013 (#)

Ah the good old University of Life Mariah, where we take the roughest knocks and learn the hardest lessons but how it shapes us to be who we are.. Great article, fascinating read! A well deserved Star page as always with you my friend..\0/x

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
29th Jun 2013 (#)

A good read.Interesting topic.

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author avatar Mariah
10th Jul 2013 (#)

My thanks to you Randhir
Mariah

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
30th Jun 2013 (#)

Where have you gone Dear Mariah ..I've missed you .
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Kingwell
1st Jul 2013 (#)

Great post my friend. Some of the slang reminds me of of Newfoundland.

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author avatar Retired
10th Jul 2013 (#)

Life teaches us lessons and does not ask for any qualifications; just hands out her own to each one of us.
We having a saying here which when translated is something like " These hairs have not gone white by the sun's harsh rays meaning we have gained experience from the University of life!

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author avatar Mariah
10th Jul 2013 (#)

Absolutely Rajan we all live and learn from life my friend
Thank you for reading
Mariah

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