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02 September 2005 @ 09:06 pm
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I need a little help. I need to know of any phrases or words that are particularly used by the Scottish. I know that at least a few of you lived in Scotland - and some still do - so any help you can provide would be excellent. I'm basically looking for any slang, things you could write out - and obviously, please provide a translation. :))

For example, do all Scottish people say 'cheeky wee monkeys' or can I just blame that on Craig Ferguson? ;)
I feel: curiouscurious
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Vicki: Sexy starehermorrine on September 3rd, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on September 3rd, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
This list looks pretty good to me, but Hannah will be able to tell you if there's any Scottish regional bias to it or the like. See also here and here.

I think they are pretty legit, rather than having been extracted from timeless-1930s-throwback cartoon Oor Wullie or similar.
Sophie: Amysophie10 on September 3rd, 2005 10:55 am (UTC)
That list's pretty good actually. I've herad most of them in Glasgow.
nonstandardakahannah on September 3rd, 2005 01:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's a good list, apart from the fact that, apart from in a few cases, it doesn't specify what region the phrase/word comes from. As s00 noted, there's a definite Glaswegian bias to it - "Weegie" is probably the most popular regional dialect, of course.

I'm not much use, really, as my background is in the Gaeldom area, where Gaelic words are generally used in place of where Scots words are used in more lowland areas. And now I live in Aberdeen, which has its very own language (Doric) which I'm not even going to go into because argh.

I say stick with Chris' list and you won't go wrong.
Vicki: Blond blokes make me hothermorrine on September 3rd, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I honestly had no idea there were actually different languages going on. The things you learn because of an RPG...
Vicki: Rachael GRINhermorrine on September 3rd, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
SQUEE! Thank you so much!!
Sophie: Handssophie10 on September 3rd, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
Canny means mean with money in Scotland.

Bonnie lassie would be used by people older than 50 to describe a pretty girl.

My mum says amn't I? instead of aren't I.

Hen and </i>Pal</i> are used as endearments in Glasgow, although it tends to be by strangers.
Teesside Snog Monster: pandajiggery_pokery on September 3rd, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC)
To save us getting into a comprehensive debate over the linguistics of Northern Britain, though I'm not contradicting you at all in what you say, did you ever read The Dandy at the time? Did you have much affection for The Jocks and the Geordies?
Vicki: iMinnie icon by peaces_iconshermorrine on September 3rd, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you!