Things in Scots #18: Carnaptious
Welcome to day eighteen of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)
Today’s post is short and sweet, but our Scots word is anything but. (I know, I know, ending a sentence on a preposition is bad. It’s allowed when it’s a stylistic choice. 😜)
Today’s Things in Scots is: Carnaptious.
Carnaptious (also curnaptious, carnapshus) means irritable, quarrelsome, bad-tempered.
Here’s an example of carnaptious in use:
He’s a carnaptious wee nyaff.In Inglis: He’s a bad-tempered, small, worthless person.
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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