Scottish Word: Cheyne.
Whaur’s that damn puggie that caws hissel a librarian ya beardie bulfie? I’ll teach him tae keep me cheyned up oan the shelf aside a lot o lesser buiks. Bring him forth! Translation: cheyne, chine, chene, … Continue reading Cheyne.
Scottish Word: Bysyn.
“Quick ma braw wee green bysyn o as yet unkent an unruleful thouchts – gie yersels oot o ken aback o the covers or ye’ll be scowdered awa.” Translated: bysyn, bysun, bysning: a monster, a marvel. … Continue reading Bysyn.
Scottish Word: Spin.
“Fur a 143 years ah spin through space marooned wi nowt but a dug tae clap an a diary tae scrieve an NOO ah lose ma pencil. Ma last one.” Translated: spin: progress favourably, journey in … Continue reading Spin.
Scottish Word: Buik.
“As you’re a weel kent Aye Write Festival critic you could say that ma pop up buik fairly caught yir eye – positive spin so to speak.” Translated: buik: book. “As you are a well known … Continue reading Buik.
“It’s nae yis. It’s ower sair ah’m knackered an ahm stoppin awhile.” Translated: ower sair: too painful, excessively sore. “It is hopeless. It is too painful I’m completely worn out and I’ve come to a decision … Continue reading Ower sair.