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 Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 05:46

I'll start with jamp, as in, "He jamp oan the bus."

Well really I started with urnie but jamp all the same.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 07:11

Well a word I love and use is youz (the Scottish plural of you)

My family in Ireland would say driv for the past tense of driven
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 08:51

Driv is a cracker. YOUS is actually in the dictionary now. Not sure if it is You's (you ones) or actually yous though.



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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 08:52

Dove. Not the burd.
The pool looked braw so I jist dove in.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 09:09

Wur

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 09:12

It`s more of a technical word, but outwith only exists in Scottish English.
It was only when I left Scotland that I discovered this.

I don`t understand why it isn`t more widely used, though. People say "Can`t you just say outside?", but I tell them that outside is the opposite of inside, and outwith is the opposite of within.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 11:06

I wind up my English friends by spelling out DRAW, then asking them to pronounce it.

Followed by the same for DRAWER.

Then enquiring as to how the two sound exactly the same - and where does the extra ER come in at the end of DRAW ?

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Sammy_Must_Die  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:19

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aaaaaaaaaargh, Wed 27 Jan 09:12

It`s more of a technical word, but outwith only exists in Scottish English.
It was only when I left Scotland that I discovered this.

I don`t understand why it isn`t more widely used, though. People say "Can`t you just say outside?", but I tell them that outside is the opposite of inside, and outwith is the opposite of within.


Totally with you on this. Thought outwith was a perfectly acceptable word until started working for a global company!



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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:25

I work with a couple of yorkshiremen and they don't necessarily make up words but just use words with completely different meanings.
Example. "I'll be there while 4 o'clock."

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:40

`Outwith` - memories :D

A Mr Owzoski classic from the mid 80`s
( he was a teacher at Balwearie High in Kdy)

Some wee team scroat had gobbed on me, so after chasing him down, catching him in the stairwell, slapping a few times, and deliberately returning the gob - just as the teacher opened the hall door to see what the noise was :-/

For being within and not without
For throwing saliva all about
For viciousness in high degree
A teacher gave these line to me

300 times - still remember it 36 years later...

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:42

How instead of why

Of instead of have
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:45

Anyway, wurds that urnie wurds...


My daughter insist on using `gooder`
- meaning more good, even better than.


I only remember it as a nickname in the series `V`
Tyler referred to Donovan as `Gooder` - short for `Do gooder`

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Luxembourg Par  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 13:46

Oh, and `Yeet` gets on my thuppenny bits.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 14:24

One that always got me when I moved through from the West is “Ken” as in “I know” or “do you know” or method of affirmation. I still find this funny to this day when I hear it in conversation. But az speak propur Engerlandish.
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 15:51

Another thing I find interesting is when you’re working with other countries and they use words that are correct but you never do

Teams I deal with in India all seem to use the word ‘thrice’ regularly, I don’t think I’ve ever used that word

In Malaysia, China, Indonesia etc they all have fields for ‘remarks’, where I’ve always added a ‘comment’
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 16:18

Another wee pet hate. Yanks are especially bad for this one. Off of, as in, "He jumped off of the wall." Off is sufficient.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 16:41

DBP - Thrice is pretty-much an Indian English word now. I don`t think I have heard any non-Indians use it in years, but they use it all the time.

To "do the needful" is also Indian English. I quite like that one, because "Please do the needful" seems much more polite than "Get your finger our your a*** and sort out this mess".

The Indian numbering system is also fun.
"How many people live there?"
"10 crore"
"OK... Is that a lot?"

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: parsfan  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 16:42

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PARrot, Wed 27 Jan 16:18

Another wee pet hate. Yanks are especially bad for this one. Off of, as in, "He jumped off of the wall." Off is sufficient.


You've gone off of your own topic there.

On similar misuse of language - the almost invariably incorrect use of "myself".

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 16:51

Sometimes words used in certain parts of Scotland catch your attention.

I must have been a laddie when I first heard a punter asking for a bottle of ginger ............and it was regular lemonade he wanted !!!

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 17:05

^^^
That one bamboozled me for a while too when I worked in Greenock for a year... That and "but" after every sentence.


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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: aaaaaaaaaargh  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 17:09

Ah yes. That reminds me of juice. That`s a Scottish word that doesn`t travel well.

If it`s a drink in a can and it isn`t alcoholic then it is juice.

Posh boys in England had fun ripping the p*sh out of me on that one.
"Does is come from freshly squeezed cokeberries? Or do you pick them from the sprite tree?"

Juice might be a stupid name for it, but satan will skate to work before I call it "pop".

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 17:23

meh peh wis shan

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 18:49

“meh peh wis shan”

This one sounds like a conflation of Dundee and Edinburgh. 😀.
I’ve only ever heard people from Edinburgh using the word ‘shan’. “Meh peh” is, by contrast, classic Dundonian pronunciation.

Talking of tasty pastry comestibles, I recall, as a young man, being
daft enough to ask for a bridie from a baker’s in Sheffield. My request was met with blank incomprehension.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 18:54

parfection spot on.... and in the bakers my Dundonian pal asked for twa bridies a plan aen an an ingin aen anaw

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 19:16

Yeah Shan I use, chore (steal) as well
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 19:21

For use of language the Off The Ball classic of

Aw naw Anoni’s oan a naw noo

In reference to the Celtic player Anoni entering the field of play.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: neilholland999  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 19:22

I think it's more prominent on the west coast, but a lot of people say 'fillum' instead of 'film'.

Also, the pars TV commentators saying things like 'he's came into the team' really gets on my nerves lol
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 19:44

Any of these daft words Londoners use that then daft wee laddies in schemes use. Blud, bundah, innit, lit etc.
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 19:44

When I was a student in Dundee the locals told me that back in the day those of a certain religious persuasion could get a "Catholic peh" (no meat) at friday night reserve games at Tannadice - a throwback to the origins of the club founded as Dundee Hibernian.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 20:03

Ever since I was a kid I have said unbelow, if something is underneath something. I've never heard any one else say it, and been pulled up about it a few times.
A few years back we had a Nigerian girl working with us and I said "Ah Dinnae Ken" to someone, and she asked me what I wanted as she thought I said her name, Adenike. Then she needed a full explanation of what I meant.

I kinda miss the old Scots my great Grannie used-"gang ben the lobby tae the scullery" and things like that
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 27 Jan 20:15

Can’t be just west coast as I’d say ‘fillum’ and hardly ever venture as far as West Lothian let alone weegie land!
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: parfection  
Date:   Thu 28 Jan 06:44

The very title of this thread has an interesting use of the word ‘what/whot(sic) : its use as a relative pronoun. We have a good selection of these in English, some maybe more acceptable than others.

The man *who bought our house.
The man *that bought our house.
The book *which we bought last week.
The man *what bought our house.
The man *as bought our house.

The last two above, I’ve only heard in areas of England. The word ‘as’ seemed very odd to me when I first came across it, but I promise it is used.

We also have the problem of *who and *whom to sort out. Then there are instances where a relative pronoun can be (legitimately) left out altogether -

E.g. The man * I saw in town.

I know we have some regulars on our forum who are familiar with German, and they will agree that the rules governing such words are very much more tricky than they ever are in English. Language eh, an absolute minefield !

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 28 Jan 06:47

Had a colleague from up North who got called Furry Boots. I honestly thought it had something to do with sheep until i called and asked him for someones phone number. He shouted to his wife, "Ellen, furryboots is ma diary."


Then there is the exasperated lady in the shoeshop in Aberdeen.

"Ah dinnae ken phit fit fits phit fit!"



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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Thu 28 Jan 11:18

Futrit =ferret in Doric. I love doric , it's a gift that keeps on giving. One of the lads in my area is from methlick and comes out with some brilliant doric phrases. Don't forget the dundonian cercles for roundabouts either

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Thu 11 Mar 19:37

For being within and not without
For throwing saliva all about
For viciousness in high degree
A teacher gave these line to me

300 times - still remember it 36 years later...



That`s a cracker, Lux. Made me chuckle in my cornflakes this morning.

:)

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Thu 11 Mar 21:22

Gonnae no dae that

How

Just gonnae no

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 12 Mar 09:06

Another one that nips ma heid is when the English add ER at the end of DRAW so it sounds exactly the same as DRAWER.

The game was a score drawer !!!
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Fri 12 Mar 09:52

Falkirk is not a word used in modern language, its an old Scottish word meaning
$h!th0l€

East End Park is a symbol of all that is DAFC.
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sat 13 Mar 15:42

Was oot with the dug before the game started a wee while ago. The rain this week has left the park totally sploongin.
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Pars232  
Date:   Sun 14 Mar 11:21

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Jbob, Wed 27 Jan 09:09

Wur


This. Seems I only ever hear this used by football managers
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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Wed 31 Mar 19:44

Adding ‘ya know’ at the end of each sentence grinds my gears to be honest.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 1 Apr 13:58

Quote:

Pars232, Sun 14 Mar 11:21

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Jbob, Wed 27 Jan 09:09

Wur


This. Seems I only ever hear this used by football managers


It's like they are saying our, pronounced ouwur but missing out the ou.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Thu 1 Apr 13:59

"You know what ah mean?"
After a simple statement.

No, because I'm really thick.

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 Re: Wurds Whot Urnie Wurds
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 1 Apr 16:34

"Adding ‘ya know’ at the end of each sentence grinds my gears to be honest."

Jim McCalliog is the worst I can mind of for that - here`s a sample.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8hzZed31Rk

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