EXCELLENT SCOTTISH WORDS WE SHOULD USE ALL THE TIME
I absolutely loved my seven years in Scotland. I loved it even more once I knew what they were saying.
- •DreichIn reference to the weather - cold, grey, wet and miserable. Frequently useful in Britain.
- •WabbitFeeling tired, unwell or washed out.
- •Peely-wallyPale. A very useful one in my line of work. If you're lookin' peely-wally, you're likely feelin' wabbit.
- •CrabbitGrumpy and bad-tempered. Rhymes with rabbit (and wabbit).
- •Greet.Cry or screech. Also useful for Paediatricians. Babies do a lot of greeting.
- •WheeshtBe quiet. May be said to someone who's greeting. Short for "haud yer wheesht".
- •JobbyStool. One of the glamorous jobs for medical students in my Colorectal Surgery job was to "catch the jobby".
- •BrawReally good. (Realised this list was a bit negative - they're not all crabbit in Scotland, I promise. When they are, though, they certainly know how to express themselves.)