Speugies — Fan Of… #160

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This week’s Fan Of… is speugies. Speugies or sparras is Scots for sparrows. This is also my post for Susan’s Things in Scots (TiS).

Speugie
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Corbies — Fan Of… #159

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This week’s Fan Of… is corbies. Corbies is Scots for ravens. This post was inspired by Elke’s Fan Of… post. This is also my post for Susan’s Things in Scots (TiS).

Corbie
Corbie

I see (& hear) these guys all over the place.

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Scurries — Fan Of… #158

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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).

Scurrie

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 ๐Ÿคฃ

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Shooglie Duck — Water Water Everywhere #105

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ Feel free to join in whenever you have a water picture to post (any type of water, in any state, will do). See below for how to join the fun ๐Ÿ˜

This shot captures a male mallard, mid shake of his head, scattering water droplets everywhere.

Shooglie duck

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  1. Create a Water Water Everywhere Photo Post.
  2. Add a link to your WWE blog post in my comment box or create a pingback by linking to my post.
  3. Title your post Water Water Everywhere or add WWE tag.

Hae a guid week ๐Ÿ˜

Drookit

Hi all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My entry for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Wet.

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 โ˜ž here.

Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning…

It's gonna rain ๐Ÿ˜‚
It’s gonna rain ๐Ÿ˜‚

…and finally, the perfect example of gowsterie ๐Ÿ˜‚ My wife on a wet & windy day at Peterhead seafront. Raining hard, jacket inflated by gale force winds & still smiling!