Berry picking in Perthshire.
The Scottish Word:


“Ahm thinkin they two numpties are cheating an putting mair than the rasps they pick intae their luggies tae up the wecht.”


luggie: usually a bucket held at one’s waist with twine – used in picking raspberries.

“I am of the opinion that these two no-goods are cheating and are putting more than the raspberries they pick into their containers to increase the weight.”

[luggie spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday. Opinion.

Urinating into your container was an alleged way to increase the weight of your berries and therefore the payment you would receive. This was only really relevant where raspberries were collected for pulping – and ammonia was added to the berry pulp in those delivery drums anyway.

The Scottish Word: luggie 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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