The Scottish Word: Shot
Right lads, hands up for wha’s next for wantin a shot o the jannie’s shuil.
shot: taking a turn.
Right boys, hands up for who is next to get a turn of using the janitor’s shovel.
Pee stains in the snow.
At my primary school the outside playground toilets had been built without a roof, the reason which I imagined was that it helped them self clean and certainly dissipated the smell of small children’s wee.
The urinals for boys was a high long slab of Victorian white porcelain with a channel along the base. We used to stand in a row and compete to see who could pee up and over the wall the highest. Non circumcised had the advantage.
And the story of the janitor is true. I was one of these boys who got to hang out in the boiler house and shovel coal.