Pig — Things in Scots #5

Hi all 😁 and welcome to December’s project: Things in Scots. This month I am collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see her post), and we’ll be posting daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

If you were thinking of the four legged animal that bacon (mmmm, bacon) comes from; sorry, nope! That would be a grumphie πŸ˜‚ A pig is a vase, also known as vawse. In this case we have gum-flooers in a pig!

Pig/flooer vawse (flower vase) by Jez Braithwaite
Pig/flooer vawse (flower vase)

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.

As we do these posts, we’re learning as well; so we apologise in advance for any mistakes ☺️

If any of you out there have a burning desire to know the Scots word for anything πŸ€”, please let us know!

Hae a guid day 😁

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