Old man in WWII flying leathers, complete with goggles and helmet, peddles a red tricycle furiously across cracked mud flats that are spouting random scalding geysers of steam whilst a naked monkey shouts points and screams on his back.
The Scottish Word:


Tirl yer hurdies tae peddle wi fury or we’ll sin be deid reid meat scauddit by yin o them beguessit steam scoots.

Ye didni hire a pyntin puggie fer nithin, we ken the weys tae safe grund. But gleg like.

Ah ken aw aboot deidly steamies.


hurdie, hurdy, hordie: the buttock, the hip, haunches.

Spin your hips to peddle with fury or we’ll soon be dead red meat scalded by one of those random steam geysers.

You didn’t hire a pointing monkey for nothing, we know the ways to safe ground. But speedily though.

I know all about terrain full of deadly steam.

The Scottish Word: hurdie 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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