THE final credits have yet to roll on our Scottish film quotes.
There's the celebrated climax in Casablanca when Ingrid Bergman asks Bogart on the airport tarmac: "What about us?" and Bogey consoles her with: "We'll always have Partick."
Or the final scene in White Heat where Jimmy Cagney shouts: "Made it Ma! Tap o' the Science Centre!" seconds before disappearing in a fireball. Or that great line from Star Wars: "May the Forge be with you."
Anne Gilbride suggests replacing Partick above with Harris, as well as "To be honest, hen, I couldnae gie' a monkeys" as Rhett Butler's parting words in Gone With the Wind.
Drew Adamson puts forward "We're gonnae need a bigger boattle" for a key scene in Jaws.
NICKNAMES 1: We liked Bill Wilson's anecdote in Off the Run, the magazine of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Retired Employees Association.
One day, on a full turn-out from Glasgow's South Fire Station, the three engines arrived at a road junction. The first turned right, the second turned left and the third, unsure which way to go, decided to shoot straight ahead.
It was because of this that the South station watch became known within the service as the Red Arrows.
Just the ticket
WE hear of a lady in Milngavie, something of a stranger to public transport, who was meeting a friend in town and decided to jump on the bus. Having no idea how much a ticket cost, she leaned forward and shouted into the payment machine to ask the price. Cue barely-suppressed giggles from her fellow passengers.
OUR items about excuses for lateness prompts this, from Susan Nicol: "I was a trainee in an accountancy firm and was expecting a client for a meeting. Being quite nervous, I was relieved that he had phoned to cancel. But I had to tell the managing partner the reason – he had had a power cut and couldn't get his electric gates open. How the other half lives!"
THE Competition Classes at this weekend's Ayr Flower Show, at Rozelle Estate, near Alloway, may have raised a few eyebrows in the Floral Art section among the more genteel lady floral arrangers. Entrants are tasked with arranging flowers to interpret specific themes and among this year's themes are such intriguing titles as Singapore Sling, Beach Party, Joint Effort and An Affair to Remember. Says our man at the show: "Running them together could probably produce something to rival the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey ... or, being at a Flower Show, would it be Fifty Shades of Green?"
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