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Have been collecting some examples of Scottish Slang:
My favorite so far is:
'auld strangy wifie' means 'urine soaked old lady' which is used quite regularly to describe older people, never taken as offensive just observation :)
The list so far:
Driech as in its a driech day ootside
yer erse is oot the windae .you are revealing your bottom
boak . to be sick, a dry boak to wretch
bonglie - Highlanders call tourists Bonglies'
Cushie meaning pigeon (From Lanark)
Gutties meaning Trainers (From Lanark)
Clatty bint . dirty girl
awa an boil yer heed, ya baw heeded, potlicker, that's pure dead brilliant . is very Glasgwegian
I was dead crabbit, cos the weather was dreech!
guay strangy bairn meaning babies nappy needs changed!
'auld strangy wifie' means 'urine soaked old lady' use quite regularly re older people, never taken as offensive just observation
'the snow was so deep it was up to my oxters' The snow was so deep it was up to my armpits, 'ive got an itchy oxter'
peched i am fair peched oot'
haud your wheest which means quite
giving it laldy
stramash as in 'a stramash in the goalmouth'
getting in a 'fankle'
Ottie I went out in the wind and me hair's ottie'
Keech Eech feech hen's keech tolie bum fart'
Bowfin Yer feet are bowfin'
Stoori Nash I was late for the bus and I had to stoori nasj up the road'
Skooby dont have a skooby'
Choob what a choob' or tube'
bisom ya wee bisom' which means difficult women, spoilt bratty girl
awa an bile yer heid
I dinnae ken - don't know
Blether - inane chat
It's just as guid a' Paisley Patter
Some of my favourites
awa an lie on yer ribs
am goin fer the messages
don´t come wide wi me, son
yur a wee frozen snotter, the snotters wur tripin um!
jaikit - coat, jacket
Stocious (spelling?) big bit drunk
pished - drunk
loupin- as in- ma heid's loupin'-meaning-I have a hangover
nippin-as in- ma heid's nippin'-meaning-I have a hangover
bam or bampot-eejit
sook-crawler=someone trying to ingaciate themselves with someone else to get in their good books.
god botherer-church goer
minger=dirty person or an ugly woman
ya clattie wee toerag= a dirty wee person
ya clattie wee minger=a really dirty wee person
hingoot=a lady of questionable morals
shag me shoes-white high heeled shoes
tap us a snout=please may I have one of your cigarettes?
ach, yer bum's oot the windae= you are talking rubbish
ragdoll- as in- a'm gonnae pure ragdoll that wee bitch=to ragdoll somebody is to pull their hair out and throw them about a bit in a fight .
hoachin=full of nits or filthy
skankin=mingin or clattie as in Amy Winehouse
wow that's a list - thanks, and some beauties there. For some reason am giggling away at 'shag me shoes-white high heeled shoes'
aw right mate( said by speaking through your nose)= hello
aye, sound=reply to the above question (also said through your nose)
He nipped your burd last night=Means he stole your girlfriend
Ah'm gonnae waste him, he's gettin chibbed=reply to the above statement= means I am going to maim that person by taking a very sharp object and slicing it across his face.
Malky or ah geid him the malky means I slashed him.
Square go, or ,dae ye want a square go?= a fight
Haw! Wee man, cool the beans=hey, little guy, calm down.
Heh! big man-calm yer jets=hey big chap, slow down or calm down
Ya belter= great
A'm gaun tae ma scratcher=I am going to my bed
Ya wee fud= You little idiot
Ya wee fan*y=you little idiot
Did ye gei 'im a Glesga kiss?= inquiring about an intimate moment when two heads meet (rather forcefully).
That ugly bint wis tryin tae fire intae me= I was given an offer I had to refuse by some ugly git.
A wis rockin last night=I was under the influence of a lot of alcohol.
It's chilly roon the willie=It's cauld
LoL - fantastic, making mental note to add a load of these to flower up my vocabulary, especially 'Haw! Wee man, cool the beans' and 'Ya wee fud' when refering to my son :-) Genius!
quickfind:amanda > "'Ya wee fud' "
Erm...Amanda, you may want to reconsider calling your son a wee fud...if you look at Lorraine's list and the line below the fud one!!?? that's a more coarse expression for a fan*y and in the UK a fan*y is NOT a cute name for a bottom!! it's a bit ruder!!
Whoops - will just save that one for when he's especially naughty then ;-)
amore "acceptable" term for yer wee moster,
numpty - idiot
Ach ya wee numpty!!
it's almost an affectionate term of endearment!
yeah - he does get called numpty already - love that term. Very useful term for be-littling somone who has just done something stupid.
If ye skelped wid ye micht get a skelf.
This is so funny..........living in Spain I´m deprived of any of this patter for all but the few weeks a year I spend in Scotland and the occasional Scottish visitor - - it´s gallus! - (spelling?)
My dad has had my Spanish husband completely bewildered with his coments, everything from the way he addresses me -( mornin´pet ) to asking him if he got the messages - took a wee while for me to figure all the confusion out - who had called him? what did they say ? etc etc
wabbit - tired and a bit under the weather
and my mum calls my son a scalleywag
After reading some of these, I am fairly busting my gut from laughing!
I may use some of the slang for a Dwarf raised Human I play on NWN (Neverwinter Nights--N&D type game).
And no doubt, I'll be busting my gut again!
slabber - saliva
ma mooth pur filt up wi slabbers so it did!
bogie - have we had that? the name we used for a homemade racing cart or , of course those green beasties all too prevelant in winter!
and the game being over
game's a bogie, av bin called in by ma ma!
Haud the bus=Stop
Gonny geis a puddy up=Could you please help me to climb up
Gei it a wee shoogle=Shake it
Ma erse wis making buttons=I was realy worried
'A'll gei ye a skelpit leatherin=I'll scud ye
A geid im a clount roon the lugs=I skelped his ears
He's goat a face lik' a Halloween cake= He's ugly
She his tae tie knoats in er tights tae make knees=She's very skinny
That wean wiz mockit when he cam hame, he wiz playing in a' the glabbor=That child was filthy when he came home, he was playing in all the muck.
A wiz birlin last night, so a wiz gein it Hughie when I cam hame= I was drunk, so I was sick when I got home
A wiz fleein' last night= I was drunk.
He wid sh*g the barber's flair=He likes every type of woman, he's not fussy.
quickfind:lorisupertalent > "A geid im a clount roon the lugs=I skelped his ears"
Should read-A geid him a CLOUT roon the lugs.
Leg openers=Describing the strong alcohol some women drink
Yer rippin the p*sh=Your kidding me on, or you are taking me for a mug
A'm pure skunnert=I am fed up
She likes the boaby=she's keen on men
She'd talk the hint legs aff a donkey=she talks a lot
A hivnae a scooby= I haven't a clue(Scooby Doo)
A don't gei a monkeys=I don't care
His jaikit's oan a shaky nail=He's on his last chance
A'm gonnae stamp her ticket=I am going to slap her on the face
Pure-as in, pure dead brilliant, pure mingin', pure boggin= pure is just a word put in before another word to exaggerate the next word.
A made a technicolour rainbow last night=I was sick
A wiz only yankin' yer chain=I was kidding you on
She's got t*ts lik' a Spaniel's ears=She has droopy breasts
A tea leaf= a thief
A'm pure Hank Marvin= I am starvin'
I wis pure gein it laldy=I was enjoying myself a lot
Ach, away an play wi' the buses=Get lost
Away an take a hike=Get lost
Beat it=Get lost
Ya jammy wee get= You lucky person
A'm jist gaun tae press the couch=I am going for a lie down
A'm knackered=I am exhausted
He's thick as two short planks=He's a bit of a dunce
He's goat wee bools runnin' aboot 'is heid=He's a bit weird
He's loast the plot=He's a bit weird or mad ( can sometimes be used meaning-He's very funny)
Aw, she's a pure scream=She's a good laugh
A wis p*shin masel=I was laughing a lot
Her weans a pure dunderheid, e's aye doggin' school=Her child is not very bright, he's always dodging school.
A git sent tae the heidie an 'e geid me a punny eccy=I got sent to the head master and he gave me a punishment excercise.
The weans ere dreepyin' aff the dykes= The children were playin at climbing over the walls.
Ye dancin?,ye askin?, a'm askin', then a'm dancin,= Asking someone to dance and the replies given.
Ur they two winchin?=Is that couple courting each other?
He tried tae slip the haun, so a geid 'im a skelp= He tried to touch my bits, so I slapped him.
She's goat some mooth oan 'er=She swears a lot
And there a loads more, so when I think of them, I will post them again.
Have you been storing these all up inside you?
Very impressed - please keep them coming. There's some really fantastic ones. Am giggling everytime I look down the list :)
No, haven't been saving them up Amanda, that's just he way we talk all the time here, so it's quite easy to think of them. Getting a bit harder now to think of them though, but I know there are loads more that I just can't think of just now, but I'll post them as I remember them :-D
Shut yer geggie=Be quiet
Shut yer gob or gub=be quiet
Keep shtoom=Keep quiet
Coorie in=cuddle in
Heh, bawheid!=Calling out to somebody familiar (male)
How's it gaun, hen?=How are you dear? (female)
Ya dancer=Hooray, yay, yippee! great !
D'ye want tae go up tae clatty pat's?=Would you like to go to Cleopatra's dance hall in Glasgow.
Yer troosers are heavy budgied=Your trousers are too short, are they at half-mast because your budgie died?
Stoap pickin' yer whelk= Stop picking your nose, because a whelk resembles a snotter (bogie)
Awright, yer rippin' the erse oot it noo=You have taken this conversation too far.
He's heavy cheesered=He's got a big smile or lots of teeth
Heavy is another word, used as a prefix to another adjective to emphasise it.
A two bob bit= a tit=an idiot
Ach, it wis a pure sin, so it wis= It was an absolute shame, I felt very sorry for him.
He's goat a heid like a thruppenny bit=mainly a footballing term for someone who has a very bad aim.(A thruppenny bit was an old 12 edged coin)
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