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.
That damn burd’s a clash-bagger, clyping on me tae the dug ahn no a tree fur miles. Translation: clash-bag: a tell tale. That damn bird is a tell tale, betraying me to that dog and not … Continue reading Clash-bag.
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
"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
"Noo hud yer wheesht fur a minute my fine bowsie able lookin puddocks and puddockesses, and I will read tae yez what I huv written oan the menu here." Translated: bowsie: big, fat, corpulent, puffed up. … Continue reading Bowsie
“There’s a fine furze bush ah could help ye hing yer draiglet petticoaties oan for tae dry in yonder oot o the way den ye ken.” Translated: draiglet, draigelt: wet, drenched. “There is a fine gorse … Continue reading Draiglet
“Aye ye hoolet ye, yer no sae slee as ye think ye are noo that we’ve got oor secret weapon yokit. Wir warned.” Translated: slee: go or come silently. “Yes you owl you, you are not … Continue reading Slee
“Tak heed son. It’s time ye lernt tae tak a widden spune tae eat yir hinnie in wise o yer whole sel.” Translated: spune, speen, spon: spoon. “Take heed son. It is time you learned to … Continue reading Spune
"You are one long yirr – if ye dinni watch ‘n tak heed it’ll likely be the death o ye." Translated: yirr: make an outcry, keep complaining. "You are one long moaning pain in the ear … Continue reading Yirr