Scottish Word: Tentie.
“C’mon ye wee darlin ye, come an get yer tastie bit, nae need tae be sae tentie so.” Translated: tentie: cautious, watchful, heedful, careful. “Come along you tiny little darling, come and get a little tasty … Continue reading Tentie.
Scottish Word: Cushie.
“I’ve heard o going cushie cushie cushie tae fetch in a calf or a dug but it’s the first I’ve heard o it callin a muckle golach.” Translated: cushie: call to a pet , a calf … Continue reading Cushie.
“Wha’s stuffed their belly wi aw the Yule-Bannock?” Translated: bannock: type of bread, Yule Bannock was prepared at Christmas, circular in shape and deckled at the edges to represent the sun or divided in representation of … Continue reading Bannock.
Scottish Word: Sonsie.
“…The neeps and tatties and mushy peas, stert workin like a gentle breeze, but soon the puddin wi the sonsie face, will hae ye blawin aw ower the place…” Translated: sonsie: substantial, impressive, handsome, big. “…The … Continue reading Sonsie.
“Gie it a rest. They’re no sae glaikit tae feed you thinkin yir a robin.” Translated: glaikit: stupid, foolish, not very bright. “Give it a rest. They are not so stupid as to feed you thinking … Continue reading Glaikit.
“That’s a gawsie puddie-doo yiv in yir haun chiel.” Translated: puddie-doo: pet pigeon. “That is a handsome pet pigeon that you have in your hand young chap.”
“Thon’s an unfierdy teuchter thon!” Translated: unfierdy: clumsy, awkward. “That is a clumsy bumpkin that is!” clumsy. Quality employees are worth a lot. People I know have been made redundant and it seems to me that … Continue reading Unfierdy.
Scottish Word: Reel.
“Oi Cherlie! Ye canna see green cheese but yer een reel.” Translated: reel: spin, rotate, also a type of dance. “Hey! Charles. You can’t see green cheese but your eyes spin (you can’t see food without … Continue reading Reel.
Scottish Word: Tottie.
“Go oan, a tottie bit’ll nae dae ye oanie herm.” Translated: tottie: tiny, small. “Go on, a tiny bit will not do you any harm.”
“Eechie ochie …” Translated: eechie ochie: neither one thing nor another, absolutely nothing, (always in the negative). “Bland …”