Why does Jim Naughtie use a long ah sound when he says Glasgow. Surely it's a short a as in apple and as a Scot he shouldn't be using ah at all. As a Brummie i was always told ah was posh i.e. correct and a was common. Then, as life experience grew, I learnt that it was more to do with the north /south thing and that Scots always use a short a. But now I'm confused - is it still a posh thing in Scotland to say ah?