Bumbee — Animals in Scots #22

Hi all 😁 Bumbee (bee) is today’s animal in Scots.

There are many other names for the bee: bummer, bummie, droner, foggie, foggie toddler. A bee with red markings behind is a reid-arsie, a black and yellow striped is a gairie-bee, and a yellow, stingless is a cannie nannie.

Bumbee by Jez Braithwaite
Drookit wee bumble by Jez Braithwaite
Drookit wee bumbee

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 😁

10 thoughts on “Bumbee — Animals in Scots #22

  1. Beautiful photos, Jez. Such interesting words you’ve presented. I’m especially fond of the foggie toddler. The Scots make language fun. πŸ™‚

Great to hear your thoughts πŸ˜ƒ