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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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