#Scotstober Day 22 #Aye

You’re most likely familiar with today’s word, aye. Here’s a shocker, it doesn’t mean yes. Aye, when meaning yes is actually a misspelling. Ay is the correct spelling and aye is the plural (as in “the ayes have it,” in parliament).

Now that we’ve got that cleared up, here’s what aye means. It means always, still, continually, ever, henceforward.

A quick note: I had to use a bit of artistic licence on a couple of the words. Tackticks is a word for military tactics, so I tacked on an “ly” at the end to get close to what I needed. And secondly, “mow wi” means to have sex with, so I used mow to mean just sex. (You wouldn’t believe the amount of phrases for sex in Scots there are. That’s a post on its own…might have to do that next month.)

And on to the response to the prompt (taken from Running The Asset):

Adam didnae lee tae himsel, Elle wisnae heez uswal kind, bit he wis taen wi hir. Fae i saicont she stappit fit intae i howf he’d wintit tae uise mow as heez wey in wi hir.

Tacktickly hit wis i festest wey o winin hir truist, but bygane expairience telt him hit wisnae aye the smairtest muve. Bit richt than, he wisnae gaunae fash aboot hoo smairt he wis or wisnae.

And now in English.

Adam didn’t lie to himself, Elle wasn’t his usual type, but he was attracted to her. From the second she stepped foot into the bar he’d wanted to use sex as his way in with her.

Tactically it was the fastest way of gaining her trust, though past experience told him it wasn’t always the smartest move. But right then, he wasn’t going to worry about how smart he was or wasn’t.

I just want to give a big shout out to everyone who’s left comments. Thank you so much. I promise to get back to you all this weekend. Take care, and I’ll see you next time. 🤗

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, jezbraithwaite.blog, and our squirrel army.​

7 thoughts on “#Scotstober Day 22 #Aye

  1. Chris Hall says:

    Something I heard the other day in connection with double negatives. In the ‘English’ language two negatives make a positive (e.g. not unamused), but there’s no opposite where two positives can make a negative (apparently). Aye, right!

    1. Ay, but Scots is weird like that. 🤣 Even weirder, in Scots two negatives doesn’t make a positive!

  2. bushboy says:

    Scots phrases for sex would be interesting for sure Susan. I wouldn’t understand a word but it would be fun all the same 🙂

    1. Right, all I needed was one person to think it was a good/interesting idea. It’s happening now!
      I’ll give you a sneak preview: dance the reel o Bogie. 🤣

      1. bushboy says:

        Is that sex on a train?

      2. I’ll have to look into the etymology of it. 🤣

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