Things in Scots #20: Dauner

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

A quick announcement, and then we’ll get straight back to the post. With 2019 screaming to an end and all the craziness that goes with it, Jez and I will only be able to post to Things in Scots sporadically for the rest of this month. But—you had to know there was a but coming—because we’ve had so much fun sharing the Scots language with you, we’ve decided to continue the series into 2020 with weekly posts (mostly).

And, back to the post.


Today’s word brings to mind spending the weekends with my granda in Glasgow. We’d explore the city, revisiting all his old haunts, and occasionally stopping off at swing parks and the bookies. Aside from the occasional jump on the subway, all of this was done on foot, at a leisurely pace.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Dauner.

Dauner (also dander, danner, daunder) means to stroll, to saunter, to wander, a slow walk.

Here’s an example of dauner in use:

Ah’m jist guan fur a dauner doon e toon. Ah’ll be bak in twinty meenits.

In Inglis: I’m just going for a stroll into town. I’ll be back in twenty minutes.

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.​

13 thoughts on “Things in Scots #20: Dauner

  1. Love taking a dauner with you on a beach 😘

    1. Ohh, me too–with you, obviously. 😘

  2. Miraz: @SusanB Thanks for this series. I’ve been enjoying the posts. 😀 via

  3. bushboy says:

    I am so glad that you two had fun posting Scots words. I look forward to hearing more words next year. Cantie yule (is that right?) Probably better if I say have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

    1. Thanks, Brian! It’s been great interacting with you here, and on your site. As for *cantie*, I’ll take it! (Also might be stealing it for an upcoming post 😉) Wishing you a healthy, happy, and (why did I go with alliteration?) hearty holiday season to you and yours! 🥳

      1. bushboy says:

        You have a way with words Susan 😀

  4. smokey: @SusanB I second @Miraz; it’s been fun to see these from you and @JezB every day (but every-so-often will be a great frequency, too) 👍 via

  5. SusanB: Oh, thanks, @Miraz. We’re having a lot of fun doing it. 😊 via

  6. SusanB: Thank you, @smokey. With the reduced posting schedule, I might have a bit more time to hangout on (and see your wonderful pictures.) 😀 via

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