Things in Scots #22: Hogmanay

Things in Scots: Hogmanay

Welcome #21 of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s post a keek.)

It’s the last day of the year, and all over the world, people are marking 2019’s end. We couldn’t end the year without one of the most famous words in the Scots Leid.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Hogmanay.

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Things in Scots #21: Yule

Welcome #21 of Things in Scots!—a fun collaboration with my husband, Jez (Mind an gie Jez’s festive post a keek.)

For many religions, it’s the time of year for major festivities. And today’s word has one meaning in English and another in Scots. Though, they both mark the same time on the calendar. I’m not going to go too deep into why, other than to say that it could be down to making it easier to convert Pagans, etc., to Christianity.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Yule.

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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.

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Things in Scots #19: Clype

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

Today’s word is used in playgrounds throughout Scotland. But, that doesn’t mean it’s limited to use by children. Though, when adults also use it in the playground sense, it can come across as petty and juvenile.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Clype.

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Things in Scots #18: Carnaptious

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

Today’s post is short and sweet, but our Scots word is anything but. (I know, I know, ending a sentence on a preposition is bad. It’s allowed when it’s a stylistic choice. 😜)

Today’s Things in Scots is: Carnaptious.

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Things in Scots #17: Skoosh

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

Today’s word has several meanings, and to keep this post short, I’ll focus on the main ones. One of which immediately brings to mind childhood summers of getting drenched, and bugging my mum for empty washing-up liquid bottles.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Skoosh.

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Things in Scots #16: Fooshtie

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

If you’ve read day ten’s post, you’ll know that the Scots Leid is a word-goldmine for foul scents, tastes, and general dirt. Today’s word is one of my favourite nuggets from said mine. Not only is it a superb descriptor, but it’s also fun to say.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Fooshtie.

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Things in Scots #15: Laldie

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

I can think of no other word that can stir up the blood and motivate a Scots speaker more than today’s word.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Laldie.

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Things in Scots #14: Outwith

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

As I mentioned in a previous post, I sometimes have trouble remembering/even knowing that a word isn’t actually English. That was the case with today’s word, and I’m going to share it with you because it’s one of the most useful words in the Scots Leid.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Outwith.

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Things in Scots #13: Cleuk

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

Jez and I were lucky enough to have yesterday off. So, after we posted to our blogs and did our civic duty by voting in the UK General Election, we vegged in front of the TV watching funny videos on YouTube.

As you’d expect, there were a lot of animal videos–the cat ones inspired this post.

Today’s Things in Scots is: Cleuk.

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