“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: Waukit.
Celebrating the 250th aniversary of Robert Burns with an excerpt from his poem ‘The Vision’. Where he doubts his ability and is visited by the Muse, the source of inspiration for creative artists, who knocks some … Continue reading Waukit.
Scottish Word: Gree.
“Enough’s enough. Muse or no muse if you canni bear the gree hawl it oot! Address to the tooth-ache. O’ a’ the num’rous human dools, Ill hairsts, daft bargains, cutty-stools, Or worthy frien’s rak’d i’ the … Continue reading Gree.
Scottish Word: Tint.
On Celebrated Lawyers. He clenched his pamphlets in his fist, He quoted and he hinted, Till, in a declamation-mist, His argument he tint it: He gaiped for ‘t, he graiped for ‘t, He fand it was awa, man; … Continue reading Tint.