Woodland elf begging a drop of whisky from a drinking man at his fire in the woods on new years eve.
The Scottish Word:


Yer a forritsome elf jingling oot o the wids like that fur tae get some o my usquebae for yer empty hipper.

Weel it’s Hogmanay ahn a cannie deny ye.

Tak the tap aff ahn I’ll fill it up.

Yer pal’s oot o luck tho.


forritsome: forward, impudent, bold.

You are an impudent elf to jingle out of the woods like that looking to get some of my whisky for your empty hip flask.

Well it is New Year’s Eve and I cannot deny you.

Take the top off and I will fill it up.

Your friend is not getting any though.

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

2 thoughts on “Forritsome.

    1. Houghmagandie is something else but I did illustrate the word back in 2009 on the stooryduster site. I spelled it hochmagandy. Scots being mainly verbal we don’t get strung out about spelling.

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