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.
Scottish Word: Girse
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
Scottish Word: Maugre
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
Scottish Word: Bowsie
"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
Scottish Word: Slee
“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
Scottish Word: Spune
“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
Scottish Word: Yirr
"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