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BloodyDogHairs Fri 14-Aug-15 18:46:46

everyone asks "where's the wean?" instead of their actual name smile

So what's your "you know your scottish" thing? and favourite word.

My favourite word is Sleekit or Glaiket grin

MyHeartsPumpingWine Fri 14-Aug-15 19:17:51

Got sent this via fb today from a colleage at work who is English and now refuses to say Scottish places after butchering Ecclefechan!

My favourite scottsh word is Wersh.

BlueThursday Fri 14-Aug-15 19:19:27

When I first started secondary a girl asked if I lived in a "boat hoose"

I thought she was asking if I lived on a canal barge

PrimalLass Fri 14-Aug-15 19:20:34

My favourite Scottish word is swithering.

You know you are Scottish when you use 'outwith'.

Also, when a bad weather summer is not a surprise.

BlueThursday Fri 14-Aug-15 19:20:45

I did giggle a bit trying to tell a Welsh claims handler I'd had an accident on Milngavie Road

ShirleyCarter Fri 14-Aug-15 19:21:22

When the sentence - does the ken that you ken ken the ken that I ken? Makes complete sense grin

AgentCooper Fri 14-Aug-15 19:24:14

When you set the Sky Box for Taggart, despite the laughter of all your friends, and when the phrase 'how no? It's legal tender, but!' is your most used when in England grin

I do think there are variances - as a native Glaswegian I would never say 'ken' and feel like a proper Central Belt softie when people start talking about quines and loons! And I'm crap at nature - when I was on Skye, I was climbing around some rocks and decked it about 8 times, much to the amusement of my islander pal!

LavenderLeigh Fri 14-Aug-15 19:27:07


Also love to say "dinnae fache me"
Haud yer wheesh
Stop that rammie
Try telling a non-Scot to "Put that ashest past in the press"

Or even worse: ask for a fish supper with salt and sauce in England. Apart from the blank looks when you try to explain that no, you don't want tomato sauce, you want chip shop sauce and that a supper means fish AND chips, they will try to sell you cod or other strange fish. All good Scots know the only fish that belongs in a supper is a haddock.

LavenderLeigh Fri 14-Aug-15 19:28:14

Bloody auto correct.

Littlegiraffe Fri 14-Aug-15 19:29:48

I'll never forget the first time I heard an ex boyfriend say "Av loast Ma gowf baw"
Even I had to think about it! A non-Scot would still be there searching his/her head.

You definitely know you're Scottish when the morning after a night out consists of a roll & square sausage and a can of Irn Bru.

BlueThursday Fri 14-Aug-15 19:31:05

Yull no get sauce over here either - be gone with yur Eastern witchcraft grin

DansonslaCapucine Fri 14-Aug-15 19:32:08

I only recently found out that outwith was Scottish.

'Where do you stay?' instead of 'Where do you live?'

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 14-Aug-15 19:32:32

When you go out for messages.
You live in a close
Munchy box is a normal takeaway food

BloodyDogHairs Fri 14-Aug-15 19:34:09

haha I've just ordered a munchie box from the indian takeaway grin

"Did ye aye" that too.

DansonslaCapucine Fri 14-Aug-15 19:35:05

I once had a late night dalliance with a guy from Coatbridge called Davie Shooders.

It wasn't till the next day that I learned that his surname was not Shooders. He had big shoulders!

mcdog Fri 14-Aug-15 19:36:44

My DH is Scottish, I'm loving this thread and asking what all these sayings mean smile

SantanaLopez Fri 14-Aug-15 19:38:37

"Av loast Ma gowf baw"
Even I had to think about it! A non-Scot would still be there searching his/her head.

I just got that!

I have to say I don't recognise a few of these- nobody I know uses wean daily. And definitely not wersch.

PrimalLass Fri 14-Aug-15 19:45:53

For my Weegie DP:

A sentence does not need to include 'fuck' every third word.

OllyBJolly Fri 14-Aug-15 19:46:51

"Gaunnae naw" is my favourite (short form of Gaunnae naw dae that")

I work in the US and in (sshhh) England so have had to temper my natural Glasgow accent but that still slips out.

LavenderLeigh Fri 14-Aug-15 19:50:30

Before charges for plastic bags, you always asked for "a wee bag". Meaning a normal sized carrier!
You go round the street for your messages
And mourn the fact guisers have defected to trick or treating

BloodyDogHairs Fri 14-Aug-15 19:51:40

I stole this from FB

When folk fae ootside scotland dinnae know what "clapping the dug" means smile

prettybird Fri 14-Aug-15 22:02:14

What about when you ask for a " special fish supper" wink

that way you get the haddock freshly cooked in breadcrumbs

I love the word "thole" : I've introduced it to English friends but had to explain that it always has to have a subject (as in "thole it/x").

museumum Fri 14-Aug-15 22:04:30

When you celebrate summer as it hits 18 degrees??

ClaudiaNaughton Fri 14-Aug-15 22:10:26

Scunnered and dreich.

Littlegiraffe Fri 14-Aug-15 22:51:30

Where Walloper, fud and fanny are terms of endearment... Sort of.

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