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    Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 09:06

    Have been collecting some examples of Scottish Slang:
    /www.scotclans.com/bletherskite/?p=307

    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 :)

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 09:07

    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'
    jakie
    gadgie
    wee swally
    crabbit
    waldies …… wellies
    Radge
    Bawbag
    eejit
    gomeril
    stumor
    Shoogle
    peched ‘i am fair peched oot'
    haud your wheest which means quite
    giving it laldy
    glaikit
    scunnered
    stramash as in 'a stramash in the goalmouth'
    getting in a 'fankle'
    aye
    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'
    Numpty
    jaked
    steamin
    Skooby ‘dont have a skooby'
    Choob ‘what a choob' or ‘tube'
    bisom ‘ya wee bisom' which means difficult women, spoilt bratty girl
    baltic cold
    jobbies poo
    peely wally
    Blootered
    awa an bile yer heid
    I dinnae ken - don't know
    Blether - inane chat
    It's just as guid a' Paisley Patter
    cludgie
    bonglie
    greetin' crying

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lindsay S: Scot in Andalucia, olé! (linlou) photos on Tue 02/06/09 09:21

    Some of my favourites

    awa an lie on yer ribs
    am goin fer the messages
    don´t come wide wi me, son

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Fiona C: Ex-Member (deleted:fionanisar) on Tue 02/06/09 11:32

    slooter!

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lesley M: Ex-Member (deleted:macca) on Tue 02/06/09 12:08

    snotter...as in,
    yur a wee frozen snotter, the snotters wur tripin um!
    jaikit - coat, jacket
    Stocious (spelling?) big bit drunk

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Tue 02/06/09 12:46

    pished - drunk
    stoatin- 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
    eejit-idiot
    bam or bampot-eejit
    erse licker-sook
    sook-crawler=someone trying to ingaciate themselves with someone else to get in their good books.
    god botherer-church goer
    mankie-boggin'-mingin'=dirty
    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
    snout-cigarette
    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

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 12:50

    wow that's a list - thanks, and some beauties there. For some reason am giggling away at 'shag me shoes-white high heeled shoes'

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Tue 02/06/09 13:12

    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
    Ya beauty=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

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 13:23

    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!

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lesley M: Ex-Member (deleted:macca) on Tue 02/06/09 14:18

    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!!
    :o)

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 14:49

    Whoops - will just save that one for when he's especially naughty then ;-)

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lesley M: Ex-Member (deleted:macca) on Tue 02/06/09 15:10

    amore "acceptable" term for yer wee moster,

    numpty - idiot
    Ach ya wee numpty!!
    it's almost an affectionate term of endearment!
    ;O)

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Tue 02/06/09 15:13

    yeah - he does get called numpty already - love that term. Very useful term for be-littling somone who has just done something stupid.

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Rob W: Ex-Member (deleted:macsunday) on Tue 02/06/09 16:41

    If ye skelped wid ye micht get a skelf.

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lindsay S: Scot in Andalucia, olé! (linlou) photos on Tue 02/06/09 19:00

    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

    stookies- starlings
    wabbit - tired and a bit under the weather
    and my mum calls my son a scalleywag

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Wanda L: Ciamar a tha thu? (wyckedwynch) photos on Tue 02/06/09 23:16

    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!

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lesley M: Ex-Member (deleted:macca) on Wed 03/06/09 06:11

    slabber - saliva
    ma mooth pur filt up wi slabbers so it did!
    :o)

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lindsay S: Scot in Andalucia, olé! (linlou) photos on Wed 03/06/09 09:11

    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!

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lesley M: Ex-Member (deleted:macca) on Wed 03/06/09 09:32

    and the game being over
    game's a bogie, av bin called in by ma ma!

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Wed 03/06/09 11:05

    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.

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Wed 03/06/09 11:26

    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.

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Wed 03/06/09 12:21

    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.

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    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Amanda M: ScotClans (amanda) photos on Wed 03/06/09 12:39

    Wow Lori

    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 :)

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Wed 03/06/09 12:43

    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

    Re: Scottish Slang
    from Lori W: Ex-Member (deleted:lorisupertalent) member on Wed 03/06/09 15:29

    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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