“It’s time to get your jags”

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Or in Scottish, vaccinations.

We have decided to have a break in Scotland as soon as we finish work. We officially turn off the phones on the 31st May. We have a ride out with friends to Barmouth on the 1st June, Rabies vaccination No.1 on the 3rd and then six days around Dumfries and Galloway before we have to head back for Rabies shot No.2.

This is a much needed ‘all up’ test ride of everything that will go with us travelling, the first time we have had an opportunity and the first time in 23 years that I will not have to keep an eye on my phone as I have been on call for all of that time. I feel its time for some levity.

I have been brushing up on my Scottish, just in case:

  • Auld – Old
  • Aye – Yes
  • Bahoochie – Bottom/Backside/Butt
  • Backgreen – garden or back yard
  • Bairn – Baby or Young Child
  • Blether – Chatter-box
  • Boke – Gag or Vomit
  • Bonnie – Beautiful
  • Braw – Good or Nice
  • Burn – Stream or Creek
  • Canny – Careful, or sometimes Clever
  • Chancer – Con-man, Trickster
  • Clarty – Dirty or Unkempt
  • Clatty – another word for dirty
  • Clipe – This means to ‘tell on’ someone, or ‘snitch’
  • Chitter – Shiver
  • Crabbit – Bad-tempered or Grumpy
  • Dae – (pronounced ‘day’) Do
  • Dauner – (pronounced ‘donna’) Stroll or Saunter
  • Dinnae – Don’t
  • Drookit – Soaking Wet
  • Eejit – Idiot
  • Girn – Complain or Whine
  • Glaekit – Stupid
  • Glen – Valley
  • Greet – Cry
  • Guy – Very
  • Haud – Hold
  • Haver – Talk Nonsense
  • Keek – Peek
  • Ken – Know
  • Laldie – Scold/Reprimand
  • Loch – Lake
  • Lum – Chimney
  • Noo – Now
  • Wee Nyaff – Little nuisance (as in a person)
  • Och! – Oh!
  • Oxters – Armpits
  • Peely-walley – Pale or Wan
  • Pettet-lip – pouty lip
  • Piece – Snack or Sandwich
  • Pinkie – Little Finger
  • Scunner – Nuisance
  • Scunnered – Bored or Fed-Up
  • Siangabbit – with an underbite
  • Skelp – Slap
  • Skyte – To slip or slide across a hard surface
  • A Skelping – A Thrashing
  • Slitter – Messy Eater
  • Tattie – Potato
  • Tumshie (aka ‘Neeps’) – Turnip (or Rutabaga in the US)
  • Wain – (pronounced Wayne) Child
  • Yin – One
  • Yon – That

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