Man focused on firing his ballista is about to be crushed by a pre-emptive flying rock as his mates run for their lives.
The Scottish Word:


Run ya sad oanshach ye, yer aboot tae become a creishy sludder foo o sclinters and channer sclatched aw oer the grund.


sludder: something wet and slimy like mud.

Run you sad sorry fool you, you are about to become a wet greasy mess full of splinters and gravel smeared all over the ground.

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

2 thoughts on “Sludder.

  1. Why is it that so many “slimy” words start with “SL”? Slug, slither, slime, sludge, slops, slippy, sludge, slide and now sludder.

    1. always appreciate people taking the time to leave a comment.

      Not only sluddery but also kiki/bouba.

      We used to use the invented words kiki and bouba in our visual communications’ course. One of them associates with spiky objects and the other with fluffy curvy objects. Which is which do you think?

      The way we map sounds to objects and actions has been shown to not be random. There are theories as to why but no firm consensus as yet.

      You can read about the kikibouba phenomenon in New Scientist here:

      Using kikibouba was a way for us to get our students to take that lesson from language and transfer that way of thinking to colours, shapes and composition. To not take visuals at face value but to find out and think of harnessing the less obvious effects these things could have in their designs. To make graphics consciously and with a purpose.

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