Things in Scots #3: Wheesht

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

Today’s word is another of my favorites: Wheesht.


Wheesht means shhh, be quiet, shut up. It’s also used to quieten/silence groups of people—normally weans (kids).

The reason it’s one of my favorites is how it’s normally used in a sentence:

Haud yer wheesht!

(In Inglis) Shut up!/Hold your tongue!

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.​

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