Two spectators watching a bear chasing its cub which is on the back of the bike of a free wheeling hands free minister with a child on the handlebars.
The Scottish Word:


Thon begyted bauchle’s gi’en a bairn an a bairnie bear a backie wi a boukit birsie bear busslin behind.

Is the bear bealin or pairt o the dale?

Is it daffin? Diz he ken the bear’s there?

Ye’d expect he diz, wi his wee lassie oan the front insteid o the back.


backie: piggy back, getting a ride on the back of a bike.

That there foolish sorry persons is giving a child and a baby bear a ride on the back of a bike with a large hairy bear bustling behind.

Is it all in fun? Is the bear angry or part of the deal?

Does he know the bear’s there?

You would expect that he does, with his little girl on the front instead of the back.

The Scottish Word: backie with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

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