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Thread: Amusing Sottish words

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    Thought I would start a thread featuring amusing Scottish words. Here is one of my favourites, the source of the definition being:
    www.yourdictionary.com

    bampot

    image: http://cf.ydcdn.net/1.0.1.67/images/...onary-logo.png
    Noun(pluralbampots)



    Usage notes
    • This term is often used affectionately among close friends.




    Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/bampot...Mrmy4h3VOpi.99

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    My word.....Muttonhead


    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/muttonhead
    British Dictionary definitions for muttonhead Expand muttonhead

    /ˈmʌtənˌhɛd/

    noun 1. (slang) a stupid or ignorant person; fool







    Can we include any UK based word as it opens up more scope to find 'interesting' words ​!

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    Eejit
    cull
    radgepacket
    W.A.T.P.

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    Idiom: On a shoogly peg

    Idiom Definitions for 'On a shoogly peg'


    Something, like a person's job, that's on a shoogly peg is insecure.



    Or their 'deeply flawed arguments' on a forum, maybe!

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    http://www.dsl.ac.uk/

    great website for finding Scots words and their meaning
    Once the original Grumpy Owld Man but alas no more

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    Any words or phrases as far as I'm concerned! Anything to provide some light relief.
    Meantime, from www.firstfoot.com Scottish vernacular dictionary

    [COLOR=#009900 !important]Get lost[/COLOR], shut up. 'Away an bile yer heid ya numpty,ye dinnae ken whit yer talkin aboot.'

    Have I felt like saying this lately? Hmm, maybe!

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    2nd referendum....................
    Don`t bother "repping" me it`s turned off.

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    Wally pronounced wo-lee

    A wally is in fact someone who is very intelligent in some areas but very stupid (alomost unbelievably) in others

    Have you noticed, most of the words are following a 'theme' !!

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    And sticking with that theme, I always had a soft spot for trosk. Lovely word, even if I've been called it more than once.

    I read an article once that said it was originally a word for a daft female, but as a teenage male in the 70s it was practically my middle name.

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    I've certainly been 'crabbit' recently! Too much reading of a certain thread and letting it get to me. I'm in remission now!

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    driech day e day,
    if it wasnt for pubs it would be tescos for us all

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    Getifu.

    Yabassa.

    Especially strung together in a strong Weegie accent

    (Thanks to Billy Connolly for this one !)
    Green but not brainwashed

    Using the sun to provide hot water.
    Driving a car that gets 73 miles per gallon.....

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    ya bunch o tattiebogles

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    neep dockers
    A 1991 Gallup survey indicated that 49 percent of Americans didn't know that white bread is made from wheat.

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    'Fearty'
    At least the majority of us on here are not that!

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    'Thrawn'!!

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    Tink............................................
    A 1991 Gallup survey indicated that 49 percent of Americans didn't know that white bread is made from wheat.

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    ''Twonk''noun

    British
    informal

    • A stupid or foolish person.

    Origin

    1980s: perhaps a blend of twit or and plonker.



    Still following a theme here. Where are we getting our inspiration?

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    A little off the original thread topic but never mind.
    'Herbivore': an animal that only eats plants.
    'Herbibore': A person who insists, despite all scientific and other evidence to the contrary, that human beings are herbivores.
    Oh, and I also came across this just now on the internet and I quote:
    'Narcissitic know it all' : A person with that 'always have to be right' personality flaw. The Science Newsgroups seem to attract them. One term from psychology which describes their behaviour is Heavily Defended, meaning that they've evolved extremely strong defence mechanisms which sustain their illusion that they're perfect and superior'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fulmar View Post
    A little off the original thread topic but never mind.
    'Herbivore': an animal that only eats plants.
    'Herbibore': A person who insists, despite all scientific and other evidence to the contrary, that human beings are herbivores.
    Oh, and I also came across this just now on the internet and I quote:
    'Narcissitic know it all' : A person with that 'always have to be right' personality flaw. The Science Newsgroups seem to attract them. One term from psychology which describes their behaviour is Heavily Defended, meaning that they've evolved extremely strong defence mechanisms which sustain their illusion that they're perfect and superior'.
    Lol. who could you possibly be thinking of

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