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scottish English

  • 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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