Things in Scots #11: Tapsalteerie

Welcome to day eleven of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

It’s December, and there’s a whole host of winter celebrations on the calendar. There are parties to prepare for, gifts to get, and people to wrangle. And, if you are celebrating one of the many holidays, this word could be used to describe the lead-up.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Tapsalteerie.

Tapsalteerie means upside-down, chaotic, confused, muddled, topsy-turvy, higgledy-piddledy.

Och, naw! Hur alane fur five meenites? E hail hoose wid bey tapsalteerie afore ye kent it.

Oh, no! Her alone for five minutes? The whole house will be upside-down before you know it.

If you want to ken the Scots for anything, just ask in the comments section.

Thenks fur stoapin by, and hae a wunnerfu day.

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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.​

7 thoughts on “Things in Scots #11: Tapsalteerie

  1. bushboy says:

    The soundcloud is a wonderful addition Susan. Bet you cannae get Jez to do one

    1. Thanks, Brian. You’d be right with that bet–he’s got a cold, again 🤧. But after he’s better, who knows… 👹

      1. bushboy says:

        The old “I can’t do that….I’m sick” routine. 😀 😀

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Another wonderful word!

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