Old boy and his dog getting too close to a chap taking his social distancing very seriously.
The Scottish Word:


Ah’m awfie sorry mha queeriosity goat the better o me and ah hud tae tak a gander.

I hud tae see whit it wuz that aw they folk doon the road were comin up tae ye tae see.

queeriosity’s a terrible thing. Ah’m queesitive by nature ye ken.

Still… that’s a very creative wey tae encourage social distancing in oor dangerous times.

“If ye kin read this yer oer close.”


queesitive: inquisitive.

I am terribly sorry but my curiosity got the better of me and I had to have a look.

I had to see what it was that all those people down the road were coming up to you to see.

Curiosity is a terrible thing. I’m inquisitive by nature you know.

Still… that’s a very creative way to encourage social distancing in our dangerous times.

“If you can read this you are too close.”

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


I apologise for not drawing ‘bags for life’ or recyclable bags but that’s too much detail and anyway it’s a cartoon.

2 thoughts on “Queesitive.

    1. Sorry – I don’t know that one and I know Doric reasonably well having spent childhood summers in Alford, Aberdeenshire. Nearest I can think is fankle which is to get tangled up.

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