Potentially this could be a Monty Python exploding glutton all over again.
The Scottish Word:


“Oh … I see, yir speciality wafer thin mint fur puddin? Braw.”


braw: very good, fine, splendid.

“Oh … I see, your speciality wafer thin mint for dessert? Excellent.”

[braw spelled out in phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday.


One of my favourite Monty Python sketches is the one where the obsequious waiter performed by john Cleese persuades the gross fat customer to have just one wafer thin mint to complete the meal.

They feed him the mint with tweezers like an armourer priming an unstable explosive.

Which is exactly what they were doing.

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

3 thoughts on “Braw.

  1. When I was growing up in Fife in the 1970s, braw was used as an equivalent of beautiful, as in a braw lassie.

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