Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Claes


Welcome to another edition of “Things in Scots”! This week’s Scots word is claes. The snippet is from the second half of Running the Asset’s manuscript.

But before we get into the nitty-gritty of this week’s Scots word, let’s set the scene.

Adam and Elle have just been caught in Trevor’s office (Elle’s boss and our bad guy). They’ve managed to talk their way out of it by the skin of their teeth… or have they?

Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition — Claes (Audio Companion)

Here’s the snippet… (unedited draft!)

Adam took Elle’s hand and moved down the hall to the stairs, nice and calm, as though they hadn’t just cheated death. 

But something gnawed at her insides. It didn’t feel like they’d just cheated death, merely postponed it. 

And for what? A stack of invoices for Trevor’s run-of-the-mill events and a hunting knife. Why keep those in the safe? It didn’t make sense.

“Keep moving, doll. We’re not out of this yet. And, I’ve got a feeling Gavan isn’t going to let this go, and I’d rather not get blood on my good claes.”

They made their way through the back hallways, past numerous wait staff, chefs, and maids. All of them, Trevor’s people. All of them, Consortium. All of them capable of killing without a second thought.

Running the Asset (Deniable Unit #1)

Hopefully, the context made it easy to figure out what claes means. If you guessed that claes means clothes in English, you’d be 100% correct! 🤞 

So, how did you do? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear how easy or difficult you found it to figure out.

That’s it for this week

There you have it! Another fun snippet from Running the Asset and another Scots word. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did.

Join me next week for another new Scots word to add to your vocabulary!

If you find yourself inspired by the Scots words I share, add the tag #TiS or #ThingsinScots to your writing/art/photo post and drop your link in the comments.

If you want to see more Scots posts, check out the original series, Things in Scots.

Thanks for reading. Take care, and I hope to see you next week for more Scots on Fiction Friday!

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.​

11 thoughts on “Things in Scots: Running the Asset Edition – Claes

  1. bushboy says:

    My Scots is getting better, worked that one out easy as. Can’t wait to hear you again next week Susan 🥰

    1. Woohoo! That’s great to hear, Brian 🥳 Thank you 🤗

  2. Chris Hall says:

    Pretty good for me – I got it!

    1. Awesome, Chris! Thanks for the feedback 💐🤩

      1. Chris Hall says:


  3. I got this one!
    Great to hear your voice!

    1. Thank you so much for the feedback, Aletta! 😍

  4. I got it easily!

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