- 1 What does Lang may yer lum reek mean?
- 2 What does yer bum’s oot the Windae mean?
- 3 What are some Scottish phrases?
- 4 Is Och Aye noo offensive?
- 5 What is a wee Scunner?
- 6 What does Dinna fash mean?
- 7 What is the Scottish word for love?
- 8 What is the Scottish word for my darling?
- 9 What does Gie it Laldy mean?
- 10 How do you say beautiful in Scottish?
- 11 Why do Scots say Ken?
- 12 What is a typical Scottish greeting?
- 13 What is the oldest surname in Scotland?
- 14 Do clans still exist in Scotland?
- 15 What was the most powerful clan in Scotland?
What does Lang may yer lum reek mean?
Lang may yer lum reek literally translates to “Long may your chimney smoke!”, signifying “may you live long”
What does yer bum’s oot the Windae mean?
“Yer bum’s oot the windae” (Your bum is out the window) – You’re literally talking rubbish.
What are some Scottish phrases?
Old Scottish Sayings
- Haste Ye Back! – Return back with speed – said as a farewell.
- Lang may yer lum reek!
- Keep the heid!
- Hell slap it intae ye!
- Failing means yer playin!
- I’ll gie ye a skelpit lug!
- Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!
- Skinny Malinky Longlegs!
Is Och Aye noo offensive?
“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 is a wee Scunner?
You are a ‘wee scunner‘ can be a term of endearment for a toddler. You are a ‘total scunner‘ means you are annoyed (fed up) with that person.
What does Dinna fash mean?
A reassuring phrase meaning ‘don’t worry’.
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’.
What is the Scottish word for my darling?
my darling in scottish gaelic. To say ‘my darling‘ ‘mo mhuirnín’ or ‘mo stóirin’.
What does Gie it Laldy mean?
to give one’s all, to be very vigorous or energetic quotations ▼
How do you say beautiful in Scottish?
Bonnie. Female | A quintessential Scottish name that will never go out of fashion, Bonnie is the Scots word for beautiful, pretty, stunning and attractive. Bonnies tend to have an inimitable personality.
Why do Scots say Ken?
It means “know”. “Ken” shortened from “d’ye ken” – e.g “do you know (what I mean)” like the English say “innit” at the end of sentences. It’s an English language word meaning ‘Know’ which Scots use particularly in the east of Scotland.
What is a typical Scottish greeting?
Useful Scots phrases
|English||Scots Leid (Scots)|
|Pleased to meet you||Gled tae meet ye A’m gled tae meet ye|
|Good morning (Morning greeting)||Guid mornin|
|Good afternoon (Afternoon greeting)||Guid efternuin|
|Good evening (Evening greeting)||Guid evenin|
What is the oldest surname in Scotland?
The earliest surnames found in Scotland occur during the reign of David I, King of Scots (1124–53). These were Anglo-Norman names which had become hereditary in England before arriving in Scotland (for example, the contemporary surnames de Brus, de Umfraville, and Ridel).
Do clans still exist in Scotland?
The Scottish clans were originally extended networks of families who had loyalties to a particular chief, but the word ‘clan‘ is derived from the Gaelic ‘clann’, meaning literally children. In Scotland a clan is still a legally recognised group with an official clan chief.
What was the most powerful clan in Scotland?
1. Clan Campbell. Clan Campbell was one of the largest and most powerful clans in the Highlands.