- broo or buroo
A slang term for the Employment Service: "He's away doon the broo for a restart interview." This comes from the local pronounciation of bureau in Employment Bureau, an earlier name for this government department. Unemployment Benefit is known as broo money. Someone who is signing on to receive this is said to be on the broo.
© Michael Munro
Words in The Patter are not all related to aspects of life specific to Glasgow or particularly relevant to local habits - there is no shortage of local terms for everyday things or activities that are universal.
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