Scottish Word: Ruckle.
“Canny, queat an swipper includes no lettin oot a ruckle – ye eejit!” Translated: ruckle: rattle, roaring or gurgling sound – particular of the breath of the dying. “Careful, quiet and swift includes one being definite … Continue reading Ruckle.
Scottish Word: Lade.
“Hoi you! If ye fa in the lade ye’ll be a deid deuk anaw.” Translated: lade: a mill race. “Hey you! If you fall into the watercourse feeding the mill, you also will be as dead … Continue reading Lade.
Scottish Word: Spigot.
“If ye fetch some watter frae yon spigot son, I’ll gie ye a dram.” Translated: spigot: outdoor tap. “If you fetch some water from that tap just over there son, I’ll give you a generous measure … Continue reading Spigot.
‘The diet of a puddock wid gar ye boke.’ Translated: puddock: toad. ‘The diet of a toad is enough to make one vomit.’