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kathryn77
post May 9 2009, 01:51 PM
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Us Scots have a unique way with words sometimes...
...OK, there's the accent for a start, which can change all English into a foreign sounding language to begin with for the untrained ear...and then there's the different phrases we use...and it can all be regional too...!

Here's a few that are common on the west coast:

Skidging = Skiving off school
The outsiders = The two ends on a loaf of bread
Galoshins = Trick or Treating
Bampot = Idiot
Clatty Minger or Bam = Disgusting person
Winch = Kiss
Jammy bam = Lucky person
Doin' / Kickin' / Chin you / Pull you up = Someone is trying to pick a fight with you / a person
Hen = Used when referring to a female you don't know the name of - customary for the older person to refer to you in this way, but not unknown for it to work the other way round...
Scallywag (Scally for short) = someone up to mischief
Supper = used when ordering from a chip shop = means you will get chips with it (e.g a Fish Supper = fish & chips)
Pure dead brilliant = Very good
Pure = used to exaggerate everything & can prefix any word

Here's a couple of oddities from Aberdeenshire / Highlands
Loon = Male
Quine = Female
Roll = a savoury snack common in the North-East, loaded in fat & calories, but loved by many

Some phrases:
Ma belly hinks ma throat's been cut = My belly thinks my throat's been cut = I'm very hungry
Yer bum's oot the windae = Your bum's out the window = You don't matter to someone anymore
Ma mooth's as dry as the bottom of an Arab's sannie! = My mouth's as dry as the bottom of an Arab's sandshoe = I'm thirsty
Billy nae mates = Billy no friends = Used for example as "I was sitting there like a Billy nae mates for an hour before he showed up" = I was on my own


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post May 9 2009, 03:11 PM
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Jammy bam = Lucky person


That's a funny one smile.gif



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post May 10 2009, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(wakingdream @ May 9 2009, 09:11 PM) *

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Jammy bam = Lucky person


That's a funny one smile.gif



Oh good! Have you used it yet? For the craic?


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post May 11 2009, 02:33 AM
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What about a Glasgow kiss, hehehe
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post May 11 2009, 03:22 AM
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what about a Glasgow shower


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post May 11 2009, 05:19 PM
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QUOTE(sianeth @ May 11 2009, 08:33 AM) *

What about a Glasgow kiss, hehehe


Sian! I'm shocked!

I do not promote violence in my forum tongue.gif

(For those of you that don't know, a Glasgow kiss - or "Glesga kiss" if you say it with the accent, is a......head butt!)


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post May 11 2009, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ May 11 2009, 09:22 AM) *

what about a Glasgow shower


?? You've lost me?? Are you complaining about our weather?


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post May 12 2009, 04:07 AM
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QUOTE(kathryn77 @ May 11 2009, 11:20 PM) *

QUOTE(rbisset @ May 11 2009, 09:22 AM) *

what about a Glasgow shower


?? You've lost me?? Are you complaining about our weather?


Glasgow Shower


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post May 12 2009, 03:25 PM
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QUOTE(rbisset @ May 12 2009, 10:07 AM) *

QUOTE(kathryn77 @ May 11 2009, 11:20 PM) *

QUOTE(rbisset @ May 11 2009, 09:22 AM) *

what about a Glasgow shower


?? You've lost me?? Are you complaining about our weather?


Glasgow Shower



Well, I've never heard that one before! That's new for me too! That's disgusting! sweat.gif


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post May 26 2009, 02:56 PM
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"de ken" means I don't know.
"hame" is how home is pronounced
"are e gan te gan oot wi em?" one of the first things I was asked in my first few months of school, which I responded by a O.o emotion. "Are you going to go out with him?"

This is what I can think of. I don't know if this language is just used within Hawick and the nearby towns, or if it reaches out further north...


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post May 26 2009, 03:51 PM
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Aye, yer right, ah hink it 'epends on where yer fae. Bi the time ye get tae Aberdeen, yer "de ken" soonds like "dinnae ken"!

Good ones! For anyone that didn't get what I said above, I said "Yes, you are correct, it depends on where you are from (in Scotland). By the time you reach Aberdeen (in the North East), "de ken" (from the Scottish borders) sounds like "dinnae ken" (both mean "I don't know")

On the West Coast, we don't say either. We say "Dunno" for "I don't know"


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