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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.

Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Blether

This entry is part 19 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Ninteenth in a series

blether
(ble·ther) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n.
1. a person who chatters incessantly, someone who babbles on and on (“That wee yin o’ yours is an awfy blether gettin’“).
~v.
2. to engage in conversation, long-winded or idle talk (as in “Ah met yer granny doon the toun, we had a richt gud blether the gither“). [See also sweetie-wife]

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Stramash

This entry is part 18 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Eighteenth in a series

stramash
(stra·mash) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~n.
1. an uproar; a violent commotion or rowdy behavior; a melee. (“And players from both teams have now become embroiled in what can only be described as a giant stramash inside the penalty box“).
2. state of heightened excitement or rage. [similar to stushie, stooshie]

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Your Scottish Slang Word O’ The Day: Drouth

This entry is part 17 of 28 in the series Your Scottish Slang Word Of The Day

Seventeenth in a series

drouth
(droo·th) Dialect, chiefly Scot ~n.
1. drought; long or extreme period of weather without precipitation.
2. thirst, dry mouth, usually caused by excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages the previous night (“Man, ah must’ve hud ten pints last night. Ah’ve got an awfy drouth“). A typical cure would involve more liquid refreshment. [see hair o’ th’ dug]

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