Glasgow trams, the boneshakers of their day.
The Scottish Word:


“…an it swelled up awfy, still it’s a right shooglie tram richt enough but Dalmuir to Uddingston an back taks ma sour dook tae jist the right consistency an speakin o sour dook is that no a shame aboot the Queen Mum is’n it no, still …”


shoogle: shake, wobble, move from side to side.

“… and it swelled up terribly, still this is indeed a very shaky tram without a doubt but Dalmuir to Uddingston and back brings my buttermilk to just the correct consistency and speaking of buttermilk is that not a shame about the Queen Mother, just so, still …”

Illustration Friday. Shaky: apologies to all for it being a drawing I did so long ago but it fits exactly.

The Scottish Word: shoogle 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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