Dinni tell tae me “simmer doon hen”.
Fur yer clack yer a puddock noo.
For ah dinni simmer I bile, nor ahm ah a hen.
Ah’m a bonnie lassie ahn foreby a bonnie witch.
Lass, Lassie: girl
Do not say to me “calm down hen”.
For your slanderous and impertinent discourse you are now become a toad.
For I do not simmer I boil, nor am I a hen.
I am a pretty girl, and besides that, a capable witch (a name for powerful empowered women who make male based authority uneasy).
The Scottish Word: lassie with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.