Holly — Flower of the Day Dec 10

Holly leafs and berries by Jez Braithwaite
Holly leafs and berries
Holly leafs and berries in silvertone by Jez Braithwaite
Holly leafs and berries in silvertone

Dainty-lion — Things in Scots #10

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˜‚).

The dainty-lion (great name 😁(dandelion)) is today’s Things in Scots. These bright, colourful, wee flooers are also known as: pee-the-bed, pish-the-bed, horse gowan, and what o’clock is it?

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 😁

Buckie-breer — Things in Scots #9

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˜‚).

Buckie-breer (wild rose bush) is today’s Things in Scots. Sorry Bushboy, (☜ make sure and check out his site!!!) it’s not a cold bucket of breer 🀣

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Breer — Things in Scots #8

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˜‚).

We’ve all seen these growing about the place — breer (wild rose).

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Dog-hip — Things in Scots #7

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˜‚).

Most people are probably pretty familiar with the dog-hip (rosehip) from their childhood, either as missiles or as nature’s itching powder πŸ˜‚ They are also known as doggies’ hip, hap, buckie and choop; the plural is hippans.

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 😁

Rimie Jennie Nettle — Things in Scots #6 and Flower of the Day Dec 06

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˜‚).

Todays post is a 2fer, linking up with ☞ Cee’s Flower of the Day and keeping my series of frosty posts going.

Rimie jennie nettle (frosty stinging nettle); also known as a jaggie nettle or jobbie nettle.

Rimie jaggie nettles
Rimie jaggie nettles
Rimie jaggie nettles in noir by Jez Braithwaite
Rimie jaggie nettles in noir

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 😁

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 😁