Scottish Words tagged with: pumpkin - 5 posts.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

Scottish Word: Spirlie.

The old witch pronounces Hansel's death sentence while Gretel determinedly stokes the furnace in the background.

“Ach! Yir still spirlie and ill-thriven, whit’s adae wi ye? I’ve hud enough! Ah’m no waitin onie longer.” Translated: spirlie: thin, spindly. “Argh! You are still skinny and scraggy, what is wrong with you? I have … Continue reading Spirlie.