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

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 😁