Scottish Word: Yaw.
"That’s the last o ma shin ya wee coofs – will ye cease that awfie yaw!" Translated: yaw: caterwaul, wail. "That is the last of my shoes you little louts – will you cease that awful … Continue reading Yaw.
Scottish Word: Gullion.
“I’m a bit deaved wi all the gunplay Watson. Can you hear onythin? Along the lines o ‘…sinking in a bottomless gullion…’, ‘help help’ an sic like?” Translated: gullion: deep pool of mud, a quagmire, marsh. … Continue reading Gullion.
Scottish Word: Pieters Ploo.
Scottish Word: Fae.
“Huh, ma ma’s mad n wiz gibberin aboot hoo batterin bairns wi eggs’ll bring doon the Demon Hen fae Hell oan me .” Translated: fae: from. “Huh, my mum’s mad, she was prattling on about how … Continue reading Fae.
Scottish Word: Spung.
“Hae mercy ah’ve nocht bit a puckle bawbees in ma spung.” Translated: spung: a purse or money pouch, usually with a spring clasp. “Have mercy on me, I have nothing but a small amount of poor … Continue reading Spung.
Scottish Word: Nicht.
Scottish Word: Licht.
Scottish Word: Dreich.
“Burk and Hare were liftit on a dreich morning. – Probably.” Translated: “Burk and Hare were arrested on a wet rainy miserable morning. – Probably.” Dreich: dull/bleak/miserable. For those that don’t know – Burke and Hare … Continue reading Dreich.