Things in Scots #2: Skite

Welcome to day two of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez.

Today’s word is one of my favorites: Skite.


Skite means to slide or slip on a slippy surface. It also means throw, to send something whipping through the air, bounce, and to hit (here’s the full definition).

The reason it’s one of my favorite words is how it’s used:

Did at stane jist skite aff yer heid? (Did that stone just bounce off your head?)

Mine an watch ye dinnae skite oan e ice. (Be careful not to slip on the ice.)

My favorite version (variant?) of skite is skitie. Skitie means slippery.

Dae ye wint tae play skitie-skitie? (Mebbe jist ma faimilie 🤔) Do you want to play air hockey? (Maybe that’s just my family 🤔)

Thenks fur stoapin by, and hae a wunnerfu day. (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day. (Remember to check out Jez’s post.)

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Author: Susan T. Braithwaite

Royal Navy veteran from Scotland. My journey into writing started with a screenwriting certificate program at UCLA Ext. Since then, I've worked as a freelance content writer, erotica author, proofreader, professional beta reader, and content editor. I'm now working hard on my dream writing career: romantic suspense author. When I'm not writing, I can be found drinking too much coffee, obsessing over yarn, and planning world domination with my husband,, and our squirrel army.​

8 thoughts on “Things in Scots #2: Skite

  1. Love skitie-skitie 😁

    1. Only because you always win 😘

  2. bushboy says:

    Around my place the gravel on the slopes is skitie

    1. Gravelly slopes 😬

  3. Chris Hall says:

    My favourite Scottish words are ‘stoochie’ and ‘strammash’ (apologies if they’re miss-spelled I’ve never tried to write those words before!!

    1. Strammash is a good one, but stookie is one of my all-time faves. (Don’t worry about the spellings. With Scots not being taught to most of us as kids–thankfully, that’s changed now–we’re all learning.) Your comment has inspired tomorrow’s post 😀

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