Two heavy brass knuckledusters molded with the shapes of this years red noses about to be put to work.
The Scottish Word:


Noo, Bone Breaker Bill. Yir clear that this is no personal. Nae bad feelins like.

Ah’m jist gonna mell yir coupon a bitty tae mak it worthy o the muckle donations that Cell Blocks’ A, B, C, D, F and H hae gaen yince they kent it wis you tae be melled. An mind, ye very much volunteered.

An also mind, as ye might no hae kent, ye dinni get onie o the siller – Red Nose does. Compree?

(Red Nose brass knuckledusters are no longer available).


mell: blend, to mess up, to hit with something solid and heavy, a heavy type of hammer.

Now, Bone Breaker Bill. You are quite clear that this is nothing personal. There will be no bad feelings.

I am just going to mess up your face enough to make it worthy of the substantial donations that Cell Blocks’ A, B, C, D, F and H made once they knew it was you that was to be seen to. And please remember, you very much volunteered.

And I should remind you, as you might not have been aware, you do not get any of the money – Red Nose does. Understand.

(Red Nose brass knuckledusters are no longer available).

The Scottish Word: mell 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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1 thought on “Mell.

  1. “a fightin’ mob,they challenged us
    Eh punched the furst ane in the puss!”(to rhyme with “fuss”)from “We are the West Port Romeos” (Dundee)This is a word invariably used in anger.

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