Wabster — Animals in Scots #8

Hi all 😁 Todays totie wee beastie is the wabster (spider). Other names for our 8 legged friends: speeder, weaver, attercap, nettercap, and Meggie(-lickie)-spinnie in the North.

Wabster by Jez Braithwaite

All the Scots words for these posts are taken from The Concise English-Scots Dictionary, by the Scottish National Dictionary Association. The words chosen will be the generally accepted term, but as in all languages there are regional variations, as well as sub-species variations. For example, an owl is generally known as a hoolet in Scots, but an ool in Shetland & the NE. A barn owl is a white hoolet & a long eared owl, a hornnie hoolet.

Hae a guid day 😁

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