Two cats crouched in the snow at the base of the bird table eyeing up a scruffy bird, which is singing, with a red patch of fabric tied around its neck.
The Scottish Word:


Lookatit, tweetlin awa guid style. The wee burd.

Gonna no malkie it Bob, gonna no, will ye no?

Tweetlin its pair hert oot wi it’s bonnie wee reid bib an aw fur a inklin fouterie snippit o shirpit pork scratchins oan its table.

It’s probably aw jist fedders n banes onywye. C’mon Bob.


tweetle: to whistle, warble, sing.

Look at that, singing away good style. The little bird.

Please don’t injure it Bob. Please don’t.

Singing its poor heart out for an insignificant miserly handful of shrivelled pork scratchings on its table.

It’s probably all feathers and bones anyway. Come along Bob – please.

The Scottish Word: tweetle 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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