Scottish Word: Lee.
“Ah’m tellin ye wi oot a word o a lee, they modelled the reid neb kenmark on me.” Translated: lee: lie, falsehood. “I’m telling you without a word of a lie, they modelled the red nose … Continue reading Lee.
Scottish Word: Inby.
“Come awa inby an warm yir banes by the fire.” Translated: inby: in the inner part, further in. “Come away you to further in and warm your bones by the fire (a welcoming expression showing recognition … Continue reading Inby.
Scottish Word: Wha’s.
A Scottish Toast: “Wha’s like Us? – Damn few . . . – an they’re aw deid.” Translated: wha’s: who is. “Who is like Us? – Not very many . . . – and they are … Continue reading Wha’s.
Scottish Word: whirligigums.
“It wis jist meant tae be a wee whirligigums tae entertain the weans ah’n noo a canna get it tae stap – aataw!” Translated: whirligigums: a spinning contrivance. “It was just meant to be a for … Continue reading whirligigums.