But now a survey has found (so it must be true) that Glaswegians are the UK's top tweeters. Every citizen sent an average of 16 tweets every day in the last three months of 2012. And remember that, even in these social media days, some otherwise normal people choose not to be Twits, so the average among users of the medium will be significantly higher.
A spokeswoman from online analysts and survey-carry-outers PeerIndexsaid: "Our hypothesis is that Glasgow's youthful population drives its heavy Twitter usage: 40% of the city are under the age of 30. Other than that, we've speculated that the natural charm of Glaswegians is translating into social media."
In homage to the Twitterati of the Dear Green Place, here's a list of 50 celebrities who have helped Glasgow become the king of Twitter.
“'Ace of Spades' is a genuinely useful introduction to the rules of poker. I wish Lemmy would repeat the trick with backgammon.”
“Jacko would have had a bid in for that Richard III skeleton, nothing surer.”
“Every now and then, big Arnie wonders if he really was in Total Recall.”
“Well done Westminster. Now, before I can get married someone else needs to do something. *stares at Holyrood. Coughs. Stares again*”
“Having a bath with no bubbles here, f***ing grim. Feel like I'm in a low budget, independent British arthouse film.”
“Husband told me my hair looks like I have been back combing it since July. I love his compliments.
“I'm at an Indian movie star's birthday party and we're all singing "For he's a Bollywood fellow". I'm not really.”
“I'm now the lightest weight I've been since I was 21. I don't look 21.”
“Baltimore is now rather noisy. Ships in the harbor hooting. The dogs and birds are turning summersaults in the streets.”
“I was interviewed by a journalist during the week,who told me sincerely that I should think about doing stand-up comedy! Standards are diving”
“A "job in Europe" already being talked about for Huhne. I paid my parking fine immediately. Can I become Queen of Scotland?”
“If you hang out with Channing Tatum & have beads you can see wonderful things in New Orleans
“There is a touching story about Walter Smith taking in a lonely Paul Gascoigne for Christmas dinner in mid-1990s. I really wish Gazza well.”
“Just discovered instant porridge. Surely the predominant achievement of the human race so far?”
“Walked out of Lincoln because it was so boring, now going to the pub instead.
“I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I didn't do it. I did it.”
“Who says the only 6 pack I have comes from a supermarket. Me & trainer Lynn are always busy during the music!”
“Dear iPad, I love you, sorry I left you on the plane. Let's never be apart again. Carey xx”
“Good to hear Craig levein on BBC Scotland sportsound - excellent pundit and being very generous and supportive to his successor.”
“In light of the recent horse meat scandal, Colin has told me to watch what I eat. So tomorrow I'm going straight to Aintree. X”
“Can't wait for everyone to see tonight's new
“I can't believe
“Why does asparagus make your pee smelly?”
“Ella has started calling me mama, which was very very cute until I saw the film 'Mama' last night....now it just scares me! Lol”
“Sir Declan has a pretty nice ring to it, maybe one day, for now people can refer to me as that if they would like
“Bye London, heading to Liverpool in my rollers. It's FRIDAY!!!”
“Just found some delicious unopened blue cheese in the fridge, yum. What do you prefer?
“To all the superstitious ones, just seen 18 magpies on the pitch, surely that's good luck?”
“Mess of a man after tolerance session tonight. Pins & needles in my mouth, blurry vision & shivers hahaha :)
“Amazing that Huhne pleads guilty after all these years adamantly insisting on innocence, even to my face. Never quite believed him.”
“A good day of results for LFC. A added incentive to get a result at Eastlands. Prediction of at least a draw.”
“Hope to see some of you at
“Got Attenborough Africa on I player it's quality cheers!”
“Reason this country is going down the tubes can be partially attributed to the amount of guys wearing earmuffs, just a bit windy f**k sake”
“Dog sees human get crisps out. Dog readjusts room position for optimum crumb vision.”
“The first HP is on, eh? It's been a LONG time...no, I don't think I'll watch it.
“Thanks for the messages about being named on the bench for Scotland against England 2moro very proud. Can't wait for it!
“Second songwriting session for new album today. Five new tunes. They're sounding like Buzzcocks meets Buddy Holly. No new direction here.”
“Looking forward to getting back into a
“As I play Banquo in
“Just realised a vote for Scottish independence would mean we get an extra holiday to celebrate it. The Yes campaign should push that angle.”
“Doing a happy dance because your heating is working again then realising a family eating across the road are all laughing at you
“I am in love with Peter Capaldi's voice. I wonder how much he charges per hour!”
“Looking forward to Saturday's game against Italy, 6 Nations fever comes to Murrayfield – are you?
“I'm introducing JAWS tonight on the big screen in Edinburgh. Don't think I've looked forward to any of my gigs more.”
“Publicity shots this morning to publicise thing I can't tell you about yet. Oh shut up say you! I know am being a pain right that’s me Shtoom!”
“Going into studio... Preparing my psyche ... Special new person to play with... Praying for belief to hold critic at bay... Allowing the music.”
“Exams finished and off to Edinburgh zoo to celebrate their 100th birthday! Pandas & meerkats here we come!”
“Not one English player was born the last time Scot's won at twickenham. How does they make you feel?”