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What is your favourite Scots word??

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Pruners Mon 14-Jul-08 19:15:59

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saltire Mon 14-Jul-08 19:22:26

Glaikit is my favourite. No one down here knows what I meangrin
also drookit

TrinityRhino Mon 14-Jul-08 19:23:32

pleeease tell me what they all mean

I live in sclotland I have to know

I once really did ask who 'ken' was blush


gscrym Mon 14-Jul-08 19:24:26

Foostie, boggin', braw are all good ones.

Will try to get that book, sounds pure dead magic (so it does).

expatinscotland Mon 14-Jul-08 19:25:14

drookit is mine.

i like how DD1 says it.

also muckit.

DH still says 'ken'.

both girls say 'i canny'.

theboob Mon 14-Jul-08 19:25:17

joby grin

gscrym Mon 14-Jul-08 19:25:27

Ken is more a central scotland thing. Dh has said that in Glasgow and got funny looks.

bookswapper Mon 14-Jul-08 19:25:32

sybie - spring onion

lum - chimney

siver - drain

expatinscotland Mon 14-Jul-08 19:26:45

Dh says it here in the West Highlands. But he opens his mouth and anyone could tell he is East Coast. He has a very broad Edinburgh accent.

meep Mon 14-Jul-08 19:28:08


love joby too grin

meep Mon 14-Jul-08 19:28:46


ExterminAitch Mon 14-Jul-08 19:29:25

i like amn't. 'i amn't doing that etc'. a cut above the more vernacular 'i umnae daein' that'.

i find myself writing it on here and i know i've outed myself as a jock.

expatinscotland Mon 14-Jul-08 19:29:50

I've never lived in England, so sometimes don't realise a word a word is actually Scottish.

Until I use it on here wink.

Macdog Mon 14-Jul-08 19:31:06

jubejube/joobjoob (sp?)
pokey hat

saltire Mon 14-Jul-08 19:32:05

Glaikit is, well a bit dim, blank expression on their face.
Drookit is soaking, be it from rain or a puddle
Cowp - if something has cowped ower, well it has fallen over
ain - own, as in my ain hame toon is in Dumfriesshire
dreich - usually used to describe dull, wet,cloudy dark days

DeeRiguer Mon 14-Jul-08 19:32:40

oosey (as in jumper)
glaikit is an old favourtie
bahookie is king
wheesht as in haud it

there are tons its very expressive

gscrym Mon 14-Jul-08 19:32:43

Baw faced, baw heided, baw jaws. There's mawkit, mingin'. My gran used to ask me to get something out the cupboard by saying 'away and get me that oot the lobby press.'

Macdog Mon 14-Jul-08 19:32:44

mince (as in 'that's pure mince, so it is)
ginger (for any soft drink)

Fadge Mon 14-Jul-08 19:32:50

LMAO TrinityRhino - me too, was even worse as I knew a Ken and thought everyone was talking about him blush

I like peely walley ( sp??)

gscrym Mon 14-Jul-08 19:33:27

I'd forgotton joob joobs and pokey hats.

sumomum Mon 14-Jul-08 19:33:44

Lumber - date

Skunered - exhasted


expatinscotland Mon 14-Jul-08 19:34:06


there's actually a boutique called Klaze in Musselburgh and Porty.

saltire Mon 14-Jul-08 19:34:13

I say, " I dinnae ken", sometimes, just to confuse the natives doon here
What annoys me, and I think it's a Galsgow/ West Coast thing is saying But at the end of everything. My cousin will say "we are going to devon for our holidays but", and I keep wanting to say "but what - but the car is broken,but the tent has a hole in it.

saltire Mon 14-Jul-08 19:35:14

Oh aye expat, klaze is good, I say that

SirDigbyChickenCaesar Mon 14-Jul-08 19:35:32

best word ever.

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