"Wha installed this taigle o pipes in here in the first place? That’s what I want to ken. An what sort o muckle knapdarloch fitted in here tae dae it!" Translated: knapdarloch: contemptuous term for an … Continue reading Knapdarloch.
Scottish Word: Daffin.
“Ah wiz jist daffin. Nae hairm meant. They’re for luck – ye ken.” Translated: daffin: fun, merry behaviour. “I was just fooling around. No harm meant. They are for luck – you know, that belief about … Continue reading Daffin.
Scottish Word: Gemm.
“Crivens, this’s the first time ah’ve ivir seen a ginge ahead o the gemm.” Translated: gemm, gem, gam: game. “My goodness this is the first time I have ever seen a red haired person ahead of … Continue reading Gemm.
Scottish Word: Mogert.
“An syne the wolf wis mogert up.” Translated: mogert: rendered useless, messed up, botched. “And directly afterwards the wolf was set upon and rendered totally incapable of causing any harm from then on.”
Scottish Word: Ahint.
“Ahint ye! Ahint ye!” Translated: ahint: behind, in or to the rear. “Behind you! Behind you!” Theatre.