Scottish Word: Scaffie.
I mind when we had scaffie drivers, an scaffie bin-men wi a craik a wave an a smile, aye and women too, an no takin photies o the streets iviry week either. Translated: scaffie: refuse collector. … Continue reading Scaffie.
Scottish Word: Maugre.
Leg it son we’re peyd noo an that wifie’s got the maugre for me, so dinni heed her. Translated: Maugre: ill will. Run for it son we have been paid and that woman’s got the ill … Continue reading Maugre.
Scottish Word: Peper.
“Yami! Weel done son, yiv passed the peper shout, yer noo graded as a tenth dan street peper seller.” Translated: peper: paper, newspaper. “Yami! Well done son, you have passed the newspaper shout test, you are … Continue reading Peper.
Scottish Word: Threave.
“Fur thatchin is it? That’ll be twa bob a threave which is twa stooks which maks oot tae aboot twelve sheaves each, bit it micht vary roon aboot here ye ken.” Translated: threave: a measure of … Continue reading Threave.
Scottish Word: Bunnet.
“It’s no if it’s a bunnet or a bowler mister Flemin’ it’s aw in the wrist.” Translated: bunnet: soft flat cloth cap usually with a peak. “It is of no matter whether it be a cloth … Continue reading Bunnet.
Scottish Word: Nicky-tams.
“Ah’ve telt ye a hunner times, nicky-tams is for keepin’ rambunctious rats oot – no in!” Translated: nicky-tams: string tied around the leg below the knee to keep trouser leg bottoms out of the mud. “I … Continue reading Nicky-tams.