“Is it no jist magic hoo the moonlicht flichters an glisks ower the watter?” Translated: flichter: flicker. “Isn’t it just wonderful how the moonlight flickers and glints over the water?” adrift. Posted for IF on the … Continue reading Flichter.
Scottish Word: Dod.
“It’s bricht an it tips the scales mair than a dod o granite – it must be gowd! Jings! Ah’ll be able to treat massel tae some cream an even hinnie in my parritch noo.” Translated: … Continue reading Dod.
Scottish Word: Hoo.
“An hoo is’t ye keep the teeth oot o the road again an no boak?” Translated: hoo: how. “And how is it that you keep the teeth out of the way again, and not be sick?” … Continue reading Hoo.
“Yir lookin gey peely-wally Erchie. Is yer new click keepin ye oot ower late?” Translated: peely-wally: pale, sickly. “You are looking rather pale and drawn Archibald. Is your new girlfriend keeping you out over late?” Pale. … Continue reading Peely-Wally.
Scottish Word: Afen.
“An dae ye come here afen?” Translated: afen: often. “And do you come here often?” The Scottish Word: afen with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the … Continue reading Afen.
Scottish Word: Dook.
“Naebuddy dooks fur epples nooadays – traicle scones slaithered in traicle is the thing.” Translated: dook: to duck, submerge briefly. “Nobody ducks for apples nowadays – treacle scones slathered in treacle is now what is in … Continue reading Dook.
Scottish Word: Smit.
“Get awa fae me, ye’ll gie me the smit.” Translated: smit: infect, contaminate with. “Get away from me, you’ll infect me with what you’ve got.” The Scottish Word: smit with its definition and its meaning illustrated … Continue reading Smit.
“She maks that guid a porridge it’s a hard job pullin oot the spurtle.” Translated: spurtle: porridge stirrer – often formed in the shape of a thistle. “She makes a porridge so exceedingly excellent that it … Continue reading Spurtle.
Scottish Word: Hud on.
“Ye’ll huv tae hud on a bit, she’s still tae pit in her wallies, her bool, find her leg an sort her wig.” Translated: hud on: hold on, wait. “You’ll have to wait a bit, she … Continue reading Hud on.
“I like corrie fisted chiels.” Translated: corrie fisted: left handed. “I like left handed lads.” The Scottish Word: corrie fisted with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in … Continue reading Corrie fisted.