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scottish English

  • The dictionary that keeps on growing

    Posted by on July 28, 2015

    The latest update of the Macmillan Dictionary went live last week, and it includes 146 new words. On top of that, 25 existing words have gained new meanings, and we’ve made over 130 other changes – updating or improving definitions, adding “new” alternative pronunciations, and so on. The dictionary keeps on growing. We’ve talked before […]

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  • Open Dictionary word of the week: shoogle

    Posted by on July 12, 2012

    shoogle (verb) a Scots word meaning to shake Just shoogle it about a bit and it’ll come loose. (Submitted from the United Kingdom) There were a lot of new words added to the Open Dictionary over the last week. Here’s a list: completist, nominative determinism, Libor, net neutrality, GLT, telephone number salary, run out of […]

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  • Scottish English

    Posted by on January 25, 2010

    Please find our Scottish English page here: Scottish English.

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  • A Glasgow wedding

    Posted by on January 25, 2010

    It is Burns Night today! Scottish English week comes to an end with a guest post by Janet Gough. _________________ My sister got married on January 8 at Pollokshields Burgh Hall (1) , on the Sooside (2) of Glasgow. Sláinte, Alison and Colin! The wedding day was brilliant. So much work needed done beforehand to […]

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  • Bunker and slitter

    Posted by on January 21, 2010

    Scottish English week continues with another fantastic guest post, this time about learning Scots by Mairi MacDonald. ________________ Bunker and slitter*. Two new words I’ve learnt recently. I’m not learning a new language, just slowly improving my own. Considering I was brought up in Scotland and I have a Scottish accent, my knowledge of Scottish […]

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  • That's my patter …

    Posted by on January 20, 2010

    It’s all about Scottish-English this week. Here is a guest blog by Nick Gillard about English spoken by “Weegies“. ________ I was born in Glasgow (Scotland’s largest city) where English is spoken but not quite as we know it, Jimmy*. Like Liverpool, (perhaps Glasgow’s closest cousin) over 50% of “Weegies” are Irish Catholic in origin […]

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  • Speaking Scots

    Posted by on January 19, 2010

    Move over Irish-English … It’s time for Scottish- English week! Here is a guest blog post from Vikki Reilly on what it’s like to speak (or should I say weep) Scots. _______ I cannae help the way I speak. Well, I suppose that’s not really true, I’ll admit to having a ‘telephone voice’ like everyone […]

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