Hi all 😁 The maggie (magpie) is today’s feature on Animals in Scots.
Other names for the maggie are pyot, and deil’s burd. I agree with the last term; having seen them hassling cats, other burds and skwurrels!
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 😁