I began the Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day series a month ago primarily as an exercise in motivating myself to blog daily with the potentially beneficial side effect of amusing [all?] my reader[s?] out there. I believe that it has been a resounding success, at least insofar as it has gotten me to blog daily for a whole month.
Sadly, it must draw to a close at 27 entries, as I believe it has fulfilled its purpose.
Also, I’m out of words.
Twenty-seventh in a series
(ee·jit) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n.
1. idiot, simpleton, one not possessed of all their mental faculties; one who is unable to properly conduct their own affairs (as in “Yer aff yer heid, ye eejit. That’s no’ a real dug“) [see also bawheid, dunderheid]
Twenty-sixth in a series
(foo·tir) Dialect, chiefly Scot.
1. ~n. one who muddles through; aimless, exasperating person (“Yer a fouter, gie it tae me, ah’ll dae it!“).
2. ~v. a fiddly, troublesome task or job (“This is a right fouter, this“) ~adv. foutering (“Yer foutering aboot! Stope it!“) [Similar to gitter].
Twenty-fifth in a series
(whee·sht) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~v.
1. a call for quiet or silence; used as an interjection Wheesht! to bring about or continue, the silence of others. ~esp. children (often in “Will ye wheesht, you pair! Ma heid’s loupin!“).
2. quiet, hushed [haud yer wheesht is to hold one’s tongue].
Twenty-fourth in a series
(sky·ver) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n.
1. one who avoids tasks or work in general; a shirker. [see also sloper]
2. a splinter of wood embedded in the skin (also skelf).
3. skive (“Ah cannae be arsed wi’ this – ahm away fur a skive.“)
Twenty-third in a series
(gree·t) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~v.
1. to cry, weep.
2. gravel or grit.
3. greetin’ (“Stope greetin’! It wisnae that sair.“)
4. greetin’ face cry baby; one who is prone to tears or constantly miserable.