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[1st generation]
This is a very funny tongue-in-cheek site, but has all the great elements of a 1st generation site.
Oh you might have a little difficulty reading the page, if you're not Scottish, so here's a few conversions:
Right, youse - Right, everyone.
Hunners of words - Lots of words.
Hunners of work - Lots of work.
Aboot the place - All of the place.
Total cheek - I can't believe that.
Dead upset - Really upset.
Acting the goat - Playing the fool.
Angles Wi' Manky Coupons - Angels With Dirty Faces.
Wean (pro: wane)- Child.
Sweeties - candy.
Wheech them - Hurry them up.
Naebody knows - No-one knows.
Toap - Top.
 
 
Isn't that interesting?

 

 

 

 


1

aff yer heid crazy, mental

2

bevvy alcohol

3

blootered drunk

4

eejit fool

5

gallus super-confident, swaggering

6

big licks to do something vigorously

7

gie's a swatch let me see

8

gie the boke to make one feel sick

9

ginger fizzy drink

10

glaikit stupid

11

gonnae would you, will you

12

greetin' crying

13

haud on wait a minute

14

haw, you excuse me

15

mince
rubbish, useless

16

mingin' stinking

17

mockit dirty

18

napper head

19

ten bob 50 pence

20

scud hit, naked

And a few others:
weans
children
polis police
tube fool
pure absolutely
dae a bunk run off
numpty fool
loupin' sore
Ah I Am
bampot a crazed, foolish person
but aye, right! you're pulling my leg

Oh, and before I finish, I would like to promote a few Scottish words which really should be used in general writing. I favouriate is outwith. I really think that this is a much better word that outside of, which sounds a little too formal. I couldn't believe it when a copy editor scored out the outwith word and replaced it with outside of. My other favouriate Scottish words are:

pinkie

little finger

janitor

caretaker

dreich

dreary

swither

hesitate

loch

lake

 

Oh, and remember when you come to Scotland don't to say: 'Where's the nearest lake?', try and say: 'Where's the nearest loch?'