She’s a skelpie-limmer richt eneuch, as weel as a dubskelper o note. Ahn she’s gonna get tae the gig afore us at that lick. Translation: dubskelper: a person who travels quickly no matter the condition of … Continue reading Dubskelper.
Are ye awa tae slaister yer coupon in that stuff again? It maks ye look radioactive. Ah dinni think it’s ivir worked oniewey. Is it expensive? Translation: slaister: make messy, smear. Are you going to smear … Continue reading Slaister.
Scottish Word: Denner
“Tak us doon tae the lurgy deeps an oor denner ma trusty steed an hunter.” Translated: denner, dennar: dinner, dine. “Take us down to the infested deeps and get us some food, my trusty steed and … Continue reading Denner
Scottish Word: Drumle
“Aye you’re richt something’s drumled up the bottom of the loch in a big way.” Translated: drumle: make or be muddy or disturbed. “Yes you are correct something has stirred up the silt and mud from … Continue reading Drumle
“He’ll be awricht in a minute, it’s the first time he’s seen trollie-bags stewn aboot willy nilly – or aataw for that matter.” Translated: trollie-bags: intestines or entrails. “He will be fine in a minute, it … Continue reading Trollie-bags
Scottish Word: Droon
“It’s a wee bit ironic this, because the apparent cause o death wis droonin.” Translated: droon: drown. “It is a little bit ironic this, because the apparent cause of death was drowning.”
Scottish Word: Howk
“Sic guid seasonal earnings winni gang awa. Nae machine will ivir howk tatties oot o the glaur fitlike hauns can – it canni de done, happy days.” Translated: howk: dig out. “Such opportunity for earning substantial … Continue reading Howk
Scottish Word: Dub
“Jings, that’s a richt deep dub, wi oot a doot.” Translated: dub: puddle, pool – usually muddy. “My goodness, that is a very deep puddle without a doubt.”
Scottish Word: Clarty
‘AYE it’s gey clarty the-day.’ Translated: clarty: mucky, besmeared with unpleasant stuff, usually very sticky. ‘Yes indeed, it is a rather sticky muddy messy day to be out and about.’ muddy (two entries really). Like IF … Continue reading Clarty