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Series: Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

It started out as a simple idea, but now it’s the craze sweeping the nation, nay, the world-wide Internet[s]! It’s “talk like a Scotsman”, or at least link to these posts when you really need an adequate way to describe cold, dank weather.

An Explanation For YSSWotD

This entry is part 28 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

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.

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Eejit

This entry is part 27 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Twenty-seventh in a series

eejit

(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]

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Fouter

This entry is part 26 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Twenty-sixth in a series

fouter
(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].

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Wheesht

This entry is part 25 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Twenty-fifth in a series

wheesht
(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].

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Skiver

This entry is part 24 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Twenty-fourth in a series

skiver
(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).
~v.
3. skive (“Ah cannae be arsed wi’ this – ahm away fur a skive.“)

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