Dole and Brew

When I was in Northern Ireland, my colleague said to me his mate has been "back on the dole". 

Yesterday, a Chinese delivery driver said to me, he's been barred by the BREW, I asked if he's not allowed to drink beer. He laughed, and said BREW means jobcentre. I asked why? he said, I don't know, I have to ask my dad.

Some say 'brew' is a Scottish colloquial usage of BUREAU, Jobcentre Plus used to be called employment bureaux.

I have picked up couple of Scottish words since I moved to Glasgow, such as Ay (Yes), sybees (spring onion), weans (Child), Nae Mair (No more).

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