What are some popular Scottish sayings?

What are some popular Scottish sayings?

Old Scottish Sayings

  • Haste Ye Back! – Return back with speed – said as a farewell.
  • Lang may yer lum reek!
  • Keep the heid!
  • Hell slap it intae ye!
  • Failing means yer playin!
  • I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!
  • Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!
  • Skinny Malinky Longlegs!

What’s the most Scottish thing to say?

Here are a few of the Scottish sayings that I grew up hearing on a daily basis:

  • “Whit’s fur ye’ll no go past ye.”
  • “You’re a wee scunner!”
  • “She’s up to high doh”
  • “A pritty face suits the dish-cloot”
  • “Awa’ an bile yer heid”
  • “Don’t be a wee clipe!”
  • “Yer bum’s oot the windae!”
  • “Yer arse and parsley!”

What words do Scottish people say weird?

These are 15 of the funniest Scottish phrases – and what they…

  • Up to high doh. You would use this for someone who’s feeling nervous, or is all worked up.
  • Gonnae no’ dae that.
  • Failing means yer playin’
  • Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs.

What is a good Scottish greeting?

Useful Scots phrases

English Scots Leid (Scots)
Good morning (Morning greeting) Guid mornin
Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting) Guid efternuin
Good evening (Evening greeting) Guid evenin
Good night Guid nicht

What are Scottish insults?

We take a look at some very Scottish insults, let us know if we’ve missed any off the list:

  • Awa’ n bile yer heid – Get lost.
  • Bampot – Idiot.
  • Boggin – foul-smelling.
  • Bowfin – unpleasant.
  • Clipe “Don’t be a wee clipe” – tattle-tale, snitch.
  • Doaty – Stupid, simple.
  • Dobber – Idiot, jerk.
  • Doolally – Not the full shilling.

How do you say crazy in Scottish?

Rocket (Rocket) Scottish slang for crazy.

What is the Scottish word for sweetheart?

Acushla comes from the Irish Gaelic cuisle, which can mean “darling” but more literally means “pulse” or “vein.” It’s an adaptation of the Irish Gaelic a cuisle (“oh darling”). Cuisle was sometimes also paired with ma to give us macushla (“my darling”), as well as our next term of endearment….

How do Scottish say thank you?

Tapadh leat
Tapadh leat. Mmm. Thank you. Ceart ma-thà.

How do you toast in Gaelic?

Method 1 Exclaim “Sláinte!” This is the closest term you can use to toast someone “cheers!” in Irish Gaelic. More accurately, the term “sláinte” translates into the English term “health.” When using this term, you are essentially toasting to someone’s health.

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