Plumber contorted like no body should be contorted to fit under the bath witnessed by cats.
The Scottish Word:


“Wha installed this taigle o pipes in here in the first place? That’s what I want to ken. An what sort o muckle knapdarloch fitted in here tae dae it!”


knapdarloch: contemptuous term for an undersized dirty cheeky person, a matted knob of dirt hanging from the tail or coat of an animal.

“Do you know who installed this tangle of pipes in here in the first place? That’s what I want to know. And what sort of gigantic good for nothing stunted small tiny idiot managed to fit in here to do it!”

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

Illustration Friday. space.

Your dog will witness your handiwork and indicate amazement, awe and approval.

Whereas your cat will look on clearly awaiting disaster and indicate that that’s not the way it would be doing it nor would anyone else it knows be doing it that way either.

6 thoughts on “Knapdarloch.

  1. Ha ha!! Great perspective! I feel claustrophobic looking at this! (And perhaps a bit congested from the cats…) “knapdarloch”…..I really need to adopt this word into my vocabulary. I undoubtedly will have use for it!

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