Do you know any Scottish sayings? Learn more about the sayings and dialect spoken in Scotland and use them in your own family history.
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I'm from the North East of Scotland so I was brought up with, and speak 'the Doric'. Standard greeting - "Fit like?" meaning how are you? To which the normal response would be - "Nae bad, foo's yersel'?" Another greeting used around Aberdeen or "Aiberdeen" - "Foo's yer doos?" to which the normal response would be - "Ay peckin'." Unless of coorse ye were "Glaikit" in which case "ye wid jist open yer mou an' let yer belly rummle." A lot of our sayings turn up in other areas of Scotland but many are unique. A favourite saying of my Norwegian Mother was - "Use fit ye've got an' ye'll nivver stick!" Overheard at the end of a rather dry lecture on mechanical ventilation - Lecturer - Any more questions about fans? Response by a tired student - "Aye, fan are we gettin' oot?"
RGU in Aberdeen hiv a nice wee Doric buke "Div Ye Ken Ony Doric". Ye can find it here https://media.scotslanguage.com/library/document/RGU_Doric_Dictionary.pdf
bit ye'll hae tae copy it intae yer browser thingy cos it's a PDF an it winna load here.