Things in Scots #12: Muin

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

It’s another wet day here in Glasgow. And, the forecast is for more of the same until the early hours. Which means I might miss seeing the last full moon of 2019. Though, I’ve got my fingers crossed as we’re on day two of its three-day cycle before it begins to wane. With that in mind…

Today’s word in Scots is: Muin.

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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.

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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 #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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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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Things in Scots #4: Oxter

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

As kids, we were discouraged from speaking Scots, so much so, we were given little bits of paper to put in a tin with the English for the Scots words we were meant to stop using.

It wasn’t until I met Jez that I realized that one of the words I’d used my whole life wasn’t English. When I twigged that the teachers didn’t know it wasn’t English, I couldn’t stop smiling.

That word is today’s Things in Scots: Oxter. (Oak-sturr)

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