Scottish Word: Ilk.
“It’s the beheided banes o yin o ma ilk richt eneuch. But hoo’d he dee?” Translated: ilk: family, kindred, race. “It is the beheaded bones of one of my kindred right enough. But how did he … Continue reading Ilk.
Scottish Word: Feechie.
Scottish Word: Birsie.
“Yir either a deil or a birsie deil, ahm no haein ony stibblie deils in the ranks o Hell.” Translated: birsie: hairy. “You are either a devil or a hairy devil, I am not having any … Continue reading Birsie.
Scottish Word: Doon.
Scottish Word: Cutty-sark.
“Weel done Cutty-sark!“ Excerpt from the poem: “…But here my Muse her wing maun couer; Sic flights are far beyond her pow’r; To sing how Nannie lap and flang, (A souple jade she was, and strang), … Continue reading Cutty-sark.