Monday, 27 August 2012

Wurd O' Tha Week - WHEESHT

This weeks, wurd o tha week is WHEESHT
Wheesht means to shush, to be quiet or wait your turn to speak.
This word is commonly spoken as part of the phrase: 'Howl yer wheesht.'

Monday, 20 August 2012

Coallie wud ye lick

Here's an oul yin A herd tha day. Its used tae describe sumyin hoos wile ticht. A cretter hoo refuses tae share whut they hae.
'He wudnae say coallie wud ye lick'

Wurd o' tha week: NYAM

This weeks, 'Wurd o' tha Week is NYAM. Nyam is used to describe one who is a nyammer or who is engaged in nyamin.
Nyam is one of those great Ulster-Scots words that sounds exactly like what it means. A nyam is the cry of a cat. And is used to describe someone who complains excessively. We all know a Nyam.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Wurd o' tha week - CARNAPTIOUS

This weeks wurd o' tha week is CARNAPTIOUS

Meaning a bad tempered person. Someone who's likely tae gie aff tae ye.
The next step down from carnaptious is crabbit, someone who is irratable.

There is a great wee article on these words at -

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Wurd o tha week: NYIMMLE

Yin o' my wife's favourite Ulster-Scots wurds:
Nyimmle (meaning a wee bit o simthin oor a wee bite)
A wee nyimmle o' chocolate