“Oh! Ma hairt’s aw a whiltie-whaltie cause I ken yer aboot tae whillywha me intae ma closeup.” Translated: whillywha: wheedle, coax, cajole. “Oh! My heart is all a pitter patter because I know you are about … Continue reading Whillywha.
Scottish Word: Bridie.
“Wana bridie?” “Aye. Twa plain eens anan ingin ‘in ana. Ta.” “Yon quine’s awa wi the last ingin yin.” Translated: bridie: sausage meat wrapped in a circular pastry case folded over. Can also contain herbs, pepper … Continue reading Bridie.
“Dinni worry I think she’s deef as well as wanthriven.” Translated: wanthriven: in a state of decline, stunted. “Don’t worry I think she is deaf as well as shrivelled up.”
“Ach… this is gey fusionless broth.” Translated: fusionless: without substance or body, lacking in nourishment, dull, insipid, without taste. “Tut Tut… this is awfully thin, tasteless, insipid, weak, uninspired broth.”
Scottish Word: Dorbie.
“C’mon granmither are ye no a bit dorbie fur tae be daein that?” Translated: dorbie: delicate, weak. “Come on Grandmother, are you not a little bit fragile to be doing such a thing?”
“Greetins ahm jist clappin this auld dug on the heid.” Translated: clappin: patting affectionately. “Greetings I’m just patting this old dog on the head.”
Scottish Word: Cuiter.
“Seems like caw handled furlies ye can cuiter yersel are on the way oot.” Translated: cuiter: mend, patch up. “It seems like handle fitted wind up devices that one can mend oneself are on the wane.” … Continue reading Cuiter.
“An ahm sure ye’ll be tellin us that it wiz a blinter blowder that got ye stuck up there?” Translated: blowder: sudden gust of wind. “And I’m sure you will be telling us that it was … Continue reading Blowder.
Scottish Word: Gleg.
“Gleg? He’s flinty o fit an as shairp as a kilmaurs whittle.” Translated: gleg: quick, speedy. “Speedy? For his age he’s fast of foot and as quick witted.” fast
Scottish Word: Focht.
“Ah focht in the War ah’m tellin ye. Ah focht in the War.” Translated: focht: faught. “I fought in the War I am telling you. I fought in the War.”