Aye… yer weel-hained fur a kirkyaird deserter. I’m hoping ahm as douchty as yersel if ah live so long as you must huv. Translation: weel-hained: well preserved, taken care of. I must say… you are very … Continue reading Weel-hained.
Aye, wi one ee I never see double or get skellie ee’d nae matter how long I’m oan the swallie. Mind you it maks me fair hungert an I aften fire up a barbecue. I like … Continue reading Swallie.
He’s the minister ca’d Poe frae the Parish o Ee, wha loves the winter ahn likes tae skate free, so pou the haun’le ahn let the boy flee. Either the birk he’ll crash or near the … Continue reading Birk (1).
Scottish Word: Afore.
“Did ye no hear – we’ve changed the rule – ye’ve nae need tae finish yer pint, nor do we have tae wait for ye to do so afore yer obleeged tae buy yer roond.” Translated: … Continue reading Afore.
Scottish Word: Carlie.
“See thon carlie yonder Hugh? Wi oot a doot ah kin assure ye he ayewis, but ayewis, has a reid nose.” Translated: carle, carlie: man, fellow; not in a good way. “Can you spot that scallywag … Continue reading Carlie.
Scottish Word: Swats.
“Yiv an awfy lot o foam on yer swats the-nicht.” Translated: swats: newly brewed weak beer. “You have a shocking amount of foam on your new brew tonight.”
Scottish Word: Bools.
"An ahm tellin YOU if bools can be a commonwealth medal sport so can DARTS!" Translated: bools: bowls. "And my counter argument to YOU is that if bowls can be a commonwealth medal sport so can … Continue reading Bools.
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 … Continue reading Sonsie.
Scottish Word: Wame.
“Whit fizzes in the mooth disni aye fill the wame.” Translated: wame: belly. “What fizzes in the mouth doesn’t always fill the belly.”
Scottish Word: Wha’s.
A Scottish Toast: “Wha’s like Us? – Damn few . . . – an they’re aw deid.” Translated: wha’s: who is. “Who is like Us? – Not very many . . . – and they are … Continue reading Wha’s.