Glasgow smile


Glasgow smile

A Glasgow smile (also known as a Glasgow grin, Anna grin, Chelsea grin or Chelsea smile) refers to the wound that results from slashing a person's face from the edges of the mouth to the ears.[1][2][3] The cut, which is usually made with a utility knife or a piece of broken glass,[4] leaves a scar that makes the victim appear to be smiling broadly. Sometimes the attacker will stab or kick the victim after cutting them to make them scream, so that the wound is opened further. If cut deeply enough, the victim may bleed to death. The practice is said to have originated in Glasgow, Scotland, but also became popular with Dutch street gangs as an intimidation tactic (especially in Chelsea, London, where it is known as a "Chelsea grin")/chelsea smile.

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