- What does Hock I the noo mean?
- What does Sleekit mean in English?
- What is the Scottish word for love?
- How do you say shut up in Scottish?
- What does Feart mean in Scottish?
- What does Glaikit mean in Scottish?
- What does Dreich mean in Scottish?
- What is a Scunner?
- Why did Scotland not celebrate Christmas?
- What is Scottish for goodbye?
- How do you use Glaikit in a sentence?
- What does Drookit mean in Scottish?
- Is Stour a word?
What does Hock I the noo mean?
“Och aye the noo!” This is one of those Scottish phrases that can be heard in countless parodies aimed at poking fun at the Scots’ dialect and accent.
Its direct English translation is “Oh yes, just now”.
And, while some Scots may chuckle along with you, it is considered quite offensive by others..
What does Sleekit mean in English?
1 chiefly Scotland : sleek, smooth. 2 chiefly Scotland : crafty, deceitful.
What is the Scottish word for love?
This word is a Scots variant of ‘joy’, and can mean a sweetheart or lover, or be a term of endearment akin to ‘dear’ or ‘darling’.
How do you say shut up in Scottish?
Wheesht is the equivalent of “shut up.” “Gies peace man, wheesht.”
What does Feart mean in Scottish?
afraid, frightenedTranslated: feart: afraid, frightened.
What does Glaikit mean in Scottish?
stupid, foolish, or thoughtlessGlaikit – stupid, foolish, or thoughtless.
What does Dreich mean in Scottish?
A word that is commonly used to describe the Scottish weather has been named the “most iconic” Scots word. “Dreich” – meaning dull or gloomy – topped a poll to mark Book Week Scotland, led by the Scottish Book Trust. It beat off contenders including “glaikit”, “scunnered” and “shoogle”.
What is a Scunner?
noun. an irrational dislike; loathing: She took a scunner to him.
Why did Scotland not celebrate Christmas?
It all came abut during the Protestant reformation in 1640, during which time a law was passed that made celebrating ‘Yule vacations’ illegal. According to the National Trust for Scotland, the kirk “frowned upon anything related to Roman Catholicism”, therefore sparking the ban.
What is Scottish for goodbye?
In Scottish Gaelic, to say “Goodbye,” you can say “mar sin leat” which should be pronounced as “mar shin lat.” Note that this is an informal way of saying “farewell.”
How do you use Glaikit in a sentence?
Stupid, foolish, or thoughtless. ”What a big stupid glaikit eejit,’ she’d think as some hefty big guy gave her the eye. ‘ ‘The young man, wearing a tweed jacket, pink shirt, green baseball cap, khaki trousers, tan trainers and a glaikit expression, seemed to think his loud exhortations were very clever indeed.
What does Drookit mean in Scottish?
Drookit – extremely wet / absolutely drenched.
Is Stour a word?
stour adj. (now rare outside dialectal) Strong; powerful; hardy; robust; sturdy. … (now rare outside dialectal) Bold; audacious.