Your Scottish Slang Scots Word O’ The Day: Fankle

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fankle
(fan·kle)Dialect, chiefly Scot ~v.
1. to entangle, twist.
2. to knot.
3. to coil, wind.
4. to disorder, complicate.
~n.
5. an entanglement. (used in “Dinnae get yersel’ in a fankle“).

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  1. Only ‘slang’ because English influenced scholars say so!! Just pert o’ lost leid. (Like all the ‘e’ before ‘i’ words) and by the way I’m a screive…pen-name…Kendric Ross…google me!!
    Likewise ‘dreich’….NO WAY is that slang!!!
    Fankle is in common use in the Doric dialect by the way…so na fash yersel!!!

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