Scottish Words tagged with: boy - 21 posts.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

Scottish Word: Spirlie.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

“Ach! Yir still spirlie and ill-thriven, whit’s adae wi ye? I’ve hud enough! Ah’m no waitin onie longer.” Translated: spirlie: thin, spindly. “Argh! You are still skinny and scraggy, what is wrong with you? I have … Continue reading Spirlie.

Boy sullenly parking himself by the supermarket trollies.

Scottish Word: Girnie.

Boy sullenly parking himself by the supermarket trollies.

“Ignore the wee girnie – he’s been telt he’s getting no more sweeties boucht till he finishes his Christmas ones.” Translated: girnie: peevish, ill-tempered, complaining. “Ignore the small grumpy person. He has been told that he … Continue reading Girnie.

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