“He’s weel kent as ‘a gutts an gangyls’, slocherin doon onythin that gangs past. It’s why he gies aff stinks mair ramsh an reekit than the guff o the swamp.” Translated: a gutts an gangyls: nothing … Continue reading Gangyls.
Dinni worry aboot the real giant alien clockin us daein the repairs tae oor counterfeit Tarquin, they’re no awfy sparkie. Their harn canni hack the camstairy uptak. It’ll gang inta ootricht denial in a second ahn … Continue reading Sparkie.
Scottish Word: Weir.
Wir aw pented up ah’n weirly but nae weir tae gang tae. Ah’n nae weir pairty tae gang wi. Translated: weir: war. We are all painted up and warlike but no war to go to. And … Continue reading Weir.
Scottish Word: Skaith.
Get yer carcass in here gleg like so we dinni skaith the lawn here totally. Are you the ingineer tae fix this vessel so we can gang aboot this mawin backwarts? Can you can turn this … Continue reading Skaith.
“Aye yer a knackie lad son, ye’ll gang far.” Translated: knackie: adriot, deft, skilful, ingenious. “Yes indeed you are a skilful lad son, you’ll go far.” The Scottish Word: knackie with its definition and its meaning … Continue reading Knackie.
Scottish Word: Mak.
“Dae ye think yir gang faster stripes is makin onie difference?” Translated: mak: make. “Do you think your go faster stripes is making any difference?” The Scottish Word: mak with its definition and its meaning illustrated … Continue reading Mak.
“Wid ye like a wee touch o the craiter afore ye gang?” Translated: the craiter: Scots’ slang for whisky, the creature. “Would you like a small drink of whisky before you go?” The Scottish Word: the … Continue reading The Craiter.
Scottish Word: Wean.
“Ah’ll huv tae gang in Niamh, the weans bawlin his lungs oot.” Translated: wean: child, small person or thing. “I shall have to go inside Neeve, my young one seems to be crying quite hard.” The … Continue reading Wean.
Scottish Word: Howk.
“Sic guid seasonal earnings winni gang awa. Nae machine will ivir howk tatties oot o the glaur fitlike hauns can – it canni de done, happy days.” Translated: howk: dig out. “Such opportunity for earning substantial … Continue reading Howk.