Aye… yer weel-hained fur a kirkyaird deserter. I’m hoping ahm as douchty as yersel if ah live so long as you must huv. Translation: weel-hained: well preserved, taken care of. I must say… you are very … Continue reading Weel-hained.
Scottish Word: Tak.
Noo… we tak turns tae hud the floating table doon. When mistress Hippo taks a bite o cake we hud it doon an when we tak a bite o cake she huds it doon. She huds … Continue reading Tak.
Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low, Through the streets in my kilt I’ll go, And all the lassies shout hello, Donald where’s your troosers… Translated: troosers: troos trousers. Let the wind blow … Continue reading Troosers, troos.
Scottish Word: Rackle.
“Pouin thon rackle’s mair like tae sink us than empty the room dae ye no think?” Translated: rackle: a chain, small chain on a pipe stem attaching the lid and a pin for cleanin it out, … Continue reading Rackle.
Scottish Word: Picher.
"The dug’s flechs like tae bite him in the doddles an he aye flees intae a picher when he finds the lumps." Translated: picher: an excited or overwrought state of mind, a person who is always … Continue reading Picher.
Scottish Word: Whiff.
“whiff it tae me, whiff it tae me an ah’ll whuff it back again.” Translated: whiff, whuff: drive or carry by blowing. “Blow it to me, blow it to me and I’ll blow it back again.” … Continue reading Whiff.
Scottish Word: Peh.
"No Gran No, Herbert’s no a peh! He’s no a peh – Noooooooo!" Translated: peh: pie; the pronunciation given is as it is spoken in Dundee. A peh and a pehper (news-paper). "No Granny No, Herbert’s … Continue reading Peh.
Scottish Word: Toul.
“Ahn what fur dae a huv tae drap the toul?” Translated: toul: towel. “And why is it again that I have to drop the towel?”
“Ah see ye went in wi a bit o a sploosh.” Translated: sploosh: a messy splash. “I see that you went in with rather a splash of distinction.”
Scottish Word: Scash.
“It’s a scash oer awthin n nothin as usual.” Translated: scash: squabble. “It’s a squabble over everything and nothing as usual.”