Hi all 😁 Feel free to join in this weekly challenge whenever you find yourself thinking, “I’m a fan of…” (see below for how-to).
This week’s Fan Of… is scurries. Scurries is Scots for seagulls (Doric dialect — north-east). This is also my post for Susan’s Things in Scots (TiS).
Most view scurries as pests but I find them amusing. We see (& hear) them a lot on the way to work each day. They can usually be seen in small groups chuntering to one another, then one says something funny & they all throw their heads back & laugh like crazy 🤣
Drookit means wet in Scots. Scotland, particularly the west, is known to be quite wet, maybe this is why the Scots language has so many words for it. Wet adjective weet, wat, weetie, sappie; (soaking wet) drookit, sypit, wat as muck; (rainy) saft, blashie, plowterie; (very wet: of weather) trashie; wet & windy blashie, brashie, gowsterie. (taken from the Concise English-Scots Dictionary by The Scottish National Dictionary Association). For anyone else interested in the Scots language, there is an online dictionary ☞ here.
Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning…
…and finally, the perfect example of gowsterie 😂 My wife on a wet & windy day at Peterhead seafront. Raining hard, jacket inflated by gale force winds & still smiling!