Been bit by a rushyroo hiv ye? Fit a scash aboot nithin ya muckle daeless fouterin gaup ye, they’re nae bigger than yer faither’s thoumb. Translated: rushyroo: the shrew. Been bitten by a shrew have you? … Continue reading Rushyroo.
Look! There wiz a perfectly guid huidin oan that rock that ye rowed aside. Ye could’ve moved the flowers and swingle’t open easy. Ruined. Ma step-faither wiz real guid at fittin them tae cabinets inaw. Translation: … Continue reading Huidin.
Wir aw pented up ah’n weirly but nae weir tae gang tae. Ah’n nae weir pairty tae gang wi. Translated: weir: war. We are all painted up and warlike but no war to go to. And … Continue reading Weir.
Keepin yer neb in the girse disni, an winni, help yer hey fever. Translated: girse: grass, a meadow. Keeping your nose in the grass does not, and will not, help your hay fever. grɪs
Leg it son we’re peyd noo an that wifie’s got the maugre for me, so dinni heed her. Translated: Maugre: ill will. Run for it son we have been paid and that woman’s got the ill … Continue reading Maugre
"I dinni think it’s sic a big secret massel. Ye can see it clearly oan google earth, it’s oan the estate plan an the auld gairdner keeps giein the hinges a reglar ile." Translated: gairdner:gardener. "I … Continue reading Gairdner
"Tak that ye gralloch ye." Translated: gralloch: the disembowelling of a deer, disembowel. "Take that! You cleaner of carcasses you." ˡgraləx jump. My granny used to do this job and I often felt like the child. … Continue reading Gralloch
"It’s still too early in the year, you’ll cause a major forhoo event in the hedge if ye carry on." Translated: forhoo: foresake, abandon (a nest). "It is still too early in the year, you will … Continue reading Forhoo
“An after ye’ve fauched, delled an scartled it to a fine tilth be sure to flodge it o’er afore ye lay the turf.” Translated: flodge: walk clumsily. “And after you have broken up the land, dug … Continue reading Flodge
“Relax – the besom’s nae tae sweep or poke or pou ye aff. It’s fur yer mentor tae support ye.” Translated: besom: long handled brush or broom. “Relax – the brush is not to sweep or … Continue reading Besom