A substantial impressive smell from a small self effacing drinker at a busy bar.
The Scottish Word:

Sonsie.

“…The neeps and tatties and mushy peas, stert workin like a gentle breeze, but soon the puddin wi the sonsie face, will hae ye blawin aw ower the place…”

Translated:

sonsie: substantial, impressive, handsome, big.

“…The turnips and potatoes and mushy peas, start working like a gentle breeze, but soon the pudding with the handsome appearance, will have you blowing all over the place…”

To a ‘Mouse’ Parody.

Read the complete nine verse poem To a ‘mouse’ parody here with translations provided.

[sonsie spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday. Atmosphere

25th January is the evening for a Burn’s supper where one addresses the haggis and generally has a good time. Much story telling, music, singing and sipping of whisky.

The Scottish Word: sonsie 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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