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  • #Scotstober Day 17 #Gype

    #Scotstober Day 17 #Gype

    Today’s word is gype. As a verb, gype means to stare foolishly or open-mouthed, to play the fool, to make a fool of. As a noun, it means foolish, an awkward person. Here’s a quick wee response to the prompt (another wee snippet taken from Running The Asset): A thoosan een wechtit doon in Elle’s […]

  • #Scotstober Day 15 and 16 #Lowp and #Grue

    #Scotstober Day 15 and 16 #Lowp and #Grue

    Sorry for going AWOL on Scotstober yesterday. I was having a wee bit of a bad day CRPS wise and just need to have a rest after getting my work on the manuscript done. But, I managed to do a post today that covered both words! Today’s words are lowp and grue. Lowp means leap, […]

  • #Scotstober Day 14 #Stookie

    #Scotstober Day 14 #Stookie

    Today’s word is stookie. Stookie generally refers to plaster of Paris. In Scots, it means a plaster cast for broken bones. In the non-medical world, it means statues made of plaster, but I’ve heard it to mean pretty much all statues. Sticking with the statues definition, this leads into descriptors of people standing stock still–think […]

  • #Scotstober Day 13 #Dour

    #Scotstober Day 13 #Dour

    It’s a picture post for today and probably tomorrow, but I’ll be back with some screivin (writing) on Friday. Today’s word is dour. I use dour on a fairly regular basis. Not only is it a great descriptor of the weather, or someone’s mood, it’s also a great insult (I’ll share that after the definition […]

  • #Scotstober Day 12 #Stramash

    #Scotstober Day 12 #Stramash

    Today’s word is stramash, and it’s a beauty! Stramash uproar, commotion; crash, accident, argument, rage, fury, shatter (and so many more words, if you’d like to check them out yourself, head on over to https://dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/stramash. A Wee Explainer Before Diving In When translating Scots into English, I’ve found—especially in this piece—that one word in Scots […]

  • #Scotstober Day 11 #Bourach

    #Scotstober Day 11 #Bourach

    Today’s word is bourach. Bourach means heap, crowd; muddle, confusion, mess. Here’s my response to today’s prompt (another wee snippet taken from Running The Asset): Elle stappit throu the entry an jeelt. The hoosie wis malafoostert. Faem an stuffin skailt fae screeds in the sofa an muckle chairs. Papers plowt fae the offish intae the […]

  • #Scotstober Day 10 #Sprauchle

    #Scotstober Day 10 #Sprauchle

    Today’s word is sprauchle. Sprauchle is such a descriptive word. It means to move with difficulty; struggle; clamber; to move in a hasty, clumsy manner. Here’s my response to today’s prompt (another wee snippet taken from Running The Asset): There wis nae mistakin the hairdness o the gun brizzt howe intae hir side. “Gin ye […]

  • #Scotstober Day 9 #Kail

    #Scotstober Day 9 #Kail

    Today’s word is kail. Kail is a word I don’t use much. It means cabbage. But, it also means soup and broth. And, because cabbage was used so much in Scottish meals, it is also a word for dinner/tea/whatever you call your main meal. A’m sairie fir there nae beein ony say in the Scoats […]

  • #Scotstober Day 8 #Dreich

    #Scotstober Day 8 #Dreich

    Today’s word is dreich. Dreich is a great word, it means so many things. In weather in means dull, generally crappy weather. It also means dull, bleak, boring, uninteresting, lacking normal intelligence slow to repay debts, depressed. And, it means long-drawn-out, tedious, slow–kind of like this definition section 😉. You get the picture. Here’s my […]

  • #Scotstober Day 7 #Skoosh

    #Scotstober Day 7 #Skoosh

    Today’s word is skoosh, and it’s a braw one. So braw, that it’s featured on the site before. Skoosh was part of our (mine and Jez’s) Things in Scots series. And just to jog your memories, here’s a wee recap of what it means: to spray, to gush. It’s also a word for fizzy juice […]