Things in Scots #11: Tapsalteerie

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

It’s December, and there’s a whole host of winter celebrations on the calendar. There are parties to prepare for, gifts to get, and people to wrangle. And, if you are celebrating one of the many holidays, this word could be used to describe the lead-up.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Tapsalteerie.

Tapsalteerie means upside-down, chaotic, confused, muddled, topsy-turvy, higgledy-piddledy.

Och, naw! Hur alane fur five meenites? E hail hoose wid bey tapsalteerie afore ye kent it.

Oh, no! Her alone for five minutes? The whole house will be upside-down before you know it.

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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Things in Scots #10: Maukit (and other filthy words)

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

It’s wet and wild today in Glasgow, and with that comes boots coated in mud. The potential for having to clean up after said boots got me to thinking of some of the words we have for dirt.

So, today’s things in Scots is: Maukit (and other filthy words).

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Things in Scots #9: Swither

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

With the tens of thousands of words in the Scots Leid—maist o which flee aboot ma heid oft mixed wi Inglis—it’s not surprising that I get a wee bit confused.

At least once a week, I have to ask Jez if a word is English or not. It’s only Monday, and by 5 am, I’d already asked that question. With the answer being “nope”—and the fact I use it so often—I’ve decided to share it.

 Today’s Things in Scots is: Swither.

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Things in Scots #8: Nummers

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

Following up with the basics of Days and Months, today’s post is all about nummers (numbers).

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Things in Scots #7: Stookie

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

This post is inspired by a comment left by Chris. She mentioned a couple of her fave Scots words, one of which is one of mine. That word is stookie.

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #24 — Lake

Welcome to Week 24 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

I’d like to open this week’s post with a huge thanks to Chris and Violet for their excellent responses to last week’s prompt.

This week’s random word is: Lake

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Fan of… Duolingo

It’s been a while since I’ve joined in with Jez’s Fan Of… One day I’ll get around to doing one on Scrivener (writing software), but that’s going to be a heck of a post. So, instead, I thought I’d share my love of the Duolingo app.

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Things in Scots #5: Days o e Wick

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

It occurred to me that I hadn’t shared what the days of the week are in Scots. With Scots being closely related to English—just like Norwegian is closely related to Danish—some of the days are the same.

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