Things in Scots #15: Laldie


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

I can think of no other word that can stir up the blood and motivate a Scots speaker more than today’s word.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Laldie.


There are two meanings for laldie, one fun, and the other not-so-fun. The not-so-fun meaning of laldie (also laldy) is a thrashing punishment or a scolding. And now, on to the definition, I think most associate with the word laldie. It means to do something with gusto and stacks of enthusiasm.

Here’s an example of laldie in use:

Git oot therr, hen, an gie it laldie!

In Inglis: Get out there, girl, and give it all you’ve got!

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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