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bawbag

Scots Scotland

Word USED Very frequently BY Most People

(n.) A ball sack, someone who's a pure idiot.

"Shut yer weesht ya wee bawbag!"

"Shut up you small ball sack"





lang may yer lum reek*

* long may your chimney smoke

Scots Scotland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

It is a toast given in celebration or as a farewell to someone. It is used to wish the person well.

“All the best in Australia mate, lang may yer lum reek!”

“All the best in Australia mate, long may your chimney smoke!”





many a mickle maks a muckle*

* many small things make a big thing

Scots Scotland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

Many little things add up to a big thing, usually talking about small savings of money adding up to a large amount.

"Look, I found some money, oh, it's only a penny" "Put it in your piggy bank, many a mickle maks a muckle!"





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fit like?

Scots | Doric Aberdeenshire , Scotland

Standard Phrase USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used as a greeting, sometimes it means “how’s things?” And sometimes it just means hello!

"Fit like? Ach nae bad! Yersel?"

"How are things? Oh not bad! Yourself?"





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tae greet

Scots Scotland

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

(v.) Meaning 'to cry'

"Shut yer weesht an stop yer greetin ye eejit!"

"Shut up and stop crying, you idiot"


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aye aye

Scots | Doric North east, Scotland

Expression USED Frequently BY Scots speakers

Used as an informal greeting. Hi.

"Aye aye, fit like i'day?"

"Hi, how are you today?"


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bottle o’ ginger

English | Scottish/Glaswegian Scotland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

A bottle of fizzy drink.

"I’m gonna go down the shop to buy a bottle o’ ginger."





Dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs*

* Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs

Scots Scotland

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Most People

Don't try to teach someone something that they already know; mansplaining. Your granny already knows how to suck eggs, there's no point in trying to teach her.

"You make tattie scones by..." "Pal, dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs! Av been makin em fair yonks?"

"You make potato scones by..." "Mate, don't teach your granny to suck eggs! I've been making them for years!"


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yer bum's oot the windae*

* Your bottom is out the window

Scots Scotland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An expression used to call someone out when they are talking rubbish/ not telling the truth.

"not another wan pal, yer oot yer face!" "nah yer bum's oot the windae, I'm braw!"

"not another drink mate, you're really drunk!" "No, you're talking rubbish, I'm fine!"


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lang may yer lum reek*

* long may your chimney smoke

Scots Scotland

Proverb USED On Rare Occasion BY Older Generations

A Scots proverb wishing someone a long and healthy life, "Live long and prosper".

"See ya laters pal, lang may yer lum reek"

"Farewell, live long and prosper"


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ceud mìle fàilte*

* one hundred thousand welcomes

Gaelic Scotland

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

A common greeting, often seen on place-name signs of towns

"Failte do dh'Eilean na Hearradh, ceud mìle fàilte!"

"Welcome to the Isle of Harris, one hundred thousand welcomes!"





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thunder-plump

Scots Scotland

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A sudden, thundery shower of rain.

"It's awfie dreich the day, a reckon we're in fer an unco big thunder-plump!"

"It's awfully grey today, I reckon there's a very big thunder-plump coming!"





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wee

Scots Scotland

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(adj.) Meaning 'small' or 'little'. Can also be used to mean 'young'.

"Gie us a wee dram a' yer whiskey pal"

"Give me a small sip of your whiskey, mate"


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