Drookit

Hi all πŸ˜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 ☞ here.

Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning…

It's gonna rain πŸ˜‚
It’s gonna rain πŸ˜‚

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

Under the Web — Raindrops #20

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ This shot of a wabster under it’s wab covered in raindrops is the latest in the series. The next few days will feature more raindrops on wabs. Check out the minute droplets on it’s legs & body 😲

…and in case you were wondering, wabster is Scots for spider & wab is web; not a spelling mistake πŸ˜‚

Wabster
Wabster
Wabster

Grumpy Doo

Hi all πŸ˜ƒ

On a dreich day, nothing says grumpy like a drookit doo, sat in the rain, waiting for a skwurrel to vacate the feeding box πŸ˜‚

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"Here I am, sat in the rain, waiting & waiting 😩"
“Here I am, sat in the rain, waiting & waiting 😩”
"She's knows I'm here, & still keeps me sat in the rain"
“She’s knows I’m here, & still keeps me sat in the rain”
"What is that doos problem, I've kittens to feed!"
“What is that doos problem, I’ve kittens to feed!”
"Finally, I'm starving"
“Finally, I’m starving”

Hogmanay — Things in Scots #22 and Fan Of… #48

Hi all 😁 and welcome to the last Things in Scots for 2019; as I’ve been real busy at work the last few days, this is doubling up as a Fan Of… post. This month I have been collaborating with my wife, Susan (☜ follow this link to see and hear her post), and we’ve had so much fun that we are carrying on in the New Year with a weekly instead of daily post.

Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish celebration for the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Happy hogmanay & all the best for 2020 to all πŸŽ‰

Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰
Happy hogmanay by Jez Braithwaite
Happy Hogmanay πŸŽ‰

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 😁

Yule — Things in Scots #21

Happy holidays and seasons greetings to those that observe & happy Wednesday to all; hope you are all having a great time 😁

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 and hear her post), and we’ll be posting mostly daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

Yule is today’s Things in Scots. Below are a few pics from Glasgow and some of the decorations. A few of the shots are from the European Christmas Market outside the St Enoch Centre (hopefully we’ll see them again next year!). Make sure you get on over to Susan’s site for a wee bit of a history of Yule post.

Best wishes to all and we’ll be back again for Hogmanay πŸŽ‰

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 😁

Cannle– Things in Scots #20

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 and hear her post).

With December drawing to a close and a few long days at work in the offing, the posting will be somewhat irregular over the next couple of weeks. As we have enjoyed the challenge so much, we will be carrying on in the New Year, but with a weekly (mostly) post instead of daily.

And onto the latest, cannle (candle) is today’s Things in Scots; also know as a caunle.

Cannle by Jez Braithwaite
Cannle
Cannle

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 😁

Whigmaleerie — Things in Scots #19

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 and hear her post), and we’ll be posting mostly daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

A festive one today; whigmaleerie (bauble) is today’s Things in Scots. Up in the north-east, they have an even better name: flumgummerie πŸ˜‚

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Fleet Dyke — Things in Scots #18

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 and hear her post), and we’ll be posting mostly daily — Things in Scots (great title eh? πŸ˜‚).

Fleet dyke (breakwater) is today’s Things in Scots.

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