Jonnie Livingstone <jonn_jonn>
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|A bit o' bletherin||277 weeks ago|
|A . . |
Adae (wi): to do (with); about "Adae wi thon girden"
Ay: yes; I see; oh well "Ay it's gye waarm" - "Ay"
Aye: always; constantly " 'ey's aye up tae sum'hin"
B . .
Bleenge : to project an object (usually a ball) with great speed " 'ey qwerly bleenged thon ball!"
Blether : to talk nonsense; someone who talks nonsense "Shey's a wile blether"
Blouchter: cough (usually phlegm involved "Thon blouchter'n 'd turn ye!"
Blurt : git "Ugh, 'ey's an ignorant oul blurt!"
Bodie: A person, usually a man " 'ey daes naethin bot santer, thon bodie, hi"
Brev / brave: splendid; excellent; fine "Thon's a brave yin theday!"
Bumfle (noun): irregular shapen lump; (verb) fidget in a disruptive manner "Ye hae aal thaim cuushens bumfl't aff thon chair!"
C . .
Carnaptious: grumpy; irritable "Shey's wile carnaptious"
Clabber: muck, dirt, excrement "Them troosers is aal clabber"
Clarry: smear in muck or other slime " 'ey cum in clarryt"
Clat: a dirty person "Ye dirty clat!"
Cleek: to catch (on something), to snag "Waatch an naw cleek on thon hannel"
Clem: a stupid or foolish person "Tha clem cunnae even see thon"
Clod: to throw "Tha weans's aye oot cloddin stanes"
Clype (noun):a tell tale; (verb) the act of telling tales "Hae you clypt on me?"
Coggly: wobbly or unsteady "Thon tebal's a bit coggly lukin"
Coom: very fine dust. Usually "peat coom", the fine dust from turf "Thir's coom aal owre tha fireplace"
Cope: to knock over or overturn " 'ey clean coped me"
Crayk : to cry or moan about something "Wull ye gie owre wi thon craykin?"
Craic: good fun; gossip; state of affairs "whut's tha craic wi ye?"
Cretur: poor thing, unfortunate; creature "Shey wuz hung'rt, tha cretur"
Creesh: grease, lard "D'ye waant creesh owre yir spuds?"
D . .
Danner: stroll, saunter "Ir yez g'n oot a danner?"
Dotin: going senile; to have been misled "Ugh, yir dotin!"
Dour: boring; slow on uptake; sullen; reluctant; bleak (of weather) "Ugh, 'ey's aye bin as dour as bedammits!"
Drooth: thirst (note usage >>) "A hae a brave drooth on me!"
Dulce: eadible seaweed "Gie's a bit a dulce, hi"
Dunner: a loud rumbling or battering noise "A fell a qwer dunner, hi+!"
Dunt bump: "A duntit thon thing an it fell"
E . .
Eejit: a fool or simpleton "Boys bot yir a big eejit!"
F . .
Footer: potter; work in a fiddling time wasting way "whut ir ye footerin at?"
G . .
Gansh: (noun) someone who talks too much; (verb)to talk too much "Whut ir ye ganshin aboot?"
Gawk: a good stare to take in any action "Wull d'ye get a guid gawk at 'im?"
Geegit: gigglish; easily made laugh "Yin's as geegit as tha ither"
Gillik: an earwig "Puut thon gillik oot, wud ye"
Glar muck,: dirt+ +Gleed+
Gumption: commom sense "Hae ye nae gumption?"
Gunk: a short, sharp shock; shocking news "A wuz qwerly gunkt tae hear thon"
Gurry: gnaw or chew vigorously "It's giein thon thing a brev gurryin!"
Gye: very; of considerable quantity "Ay it's gye waarm" - "Ay"
Gype: (noun) a fool / clown; (verb) to clown around in a manner such as might cause injury to yourself or others "Mynn youse nae gypin!"
H . .
Haach / Haagh: clear the throat or cough in a disgusting manner "Haach it up, it'll dae tha cat"
Haet: a very small piece / particle; (modern) an atom "whut'd 'ey lee ye?" - "Ugh, Naw a haet!"
Hash: a mess; work in a messy way "Redd thon hash up, wud ye"
Hauchle: (verb)walk slowly / awkwardly; hobble; totter; (noun)a clumsy awkward / messy person "Wey'll hauchle on here"
Heugh: a lively call usually made along with traditional music and dance "Gie us a heugh!"
Hoke: to forage or poke around "A'll hae a hoke for it later"
I . .
Ill-lukin: ugly "Thon's a wile ill-lukin bodie!"
Insense: to explain; to get through to "A cunnae insense it intae 'im"
J . .
Jap: splash "Ye get japt wile aise wi tha fryin pan"
Jeuk: duck down or out of sight; avoid "Wey jeukt in tae hide fae yir man"
Jibble: dribble; spill "A jibbl't me tae owre tha fluir"
Joogins: pieces; insides "Tha joogins is hingin oot a it"
Jundy: shake or nudge (usually resulting in a spill) "Dinnae jundy mey while A drink mae tae!"
K . .
Keeho: a (loud) laugh "Listen tae tha keehos a them"
Keek: peep; look round a corner or other obstacle "Tak a keek an see if ye see 'im"
Kepp: to drive cattle "Kep thon coo!"
L . .
Lauch: laugh "A laucht maesell intae a lousness"
Lousness: a relaxed state with lack of muscular control "A laucht maesell intae a lousness"
M . .
Miscaa: verbally abuse or slander " 'ey miscaad 'er tae tha lowest"
Mismade / mismak: used in the phrase opposite to mean that you aren't bothered by something or someone "A niver mismade maesell"
Moochty: spoilt by damp; mouldy "Dinnae lee them thonner, they'll g'moochty!"
Moss: bogland or moorland "Waakin doon an oul moss rodden"
Mynn: remember; have mind of; take care "Mynn youse nae gypin!"
N . .
Nae: none "Wey hae nae breed in"
Naw: no; not "A'm naw gan theday"
Nyirp: complain or moan incessantly "Quet thon nyirpin youse!"
Nyuck: steal; 'nick' "D'you nyuck thon?"
O . .
Oxter: (noun)armpits; (verb) to move someone by arms under their armpits "Tha police oxtert 'im oot"
Owre: over; too (frequently with the negative) "Shey's naw owre waarm theday"
P . .
Pleuter: move or work aimlessly, usually in water "Well, ye wull pleuter in them puddles"
Plump: a great deluge of rain "It cum on a qwer plump an A cum in sapplin"
Pouk: pluck; tug; twitch "Mae hair wuz aal poukt"
Q . .
Qwer: considerable; very; odd "Spose it dinged yir motor?" - "Well ay, shey hit mey a qwer sough, hi!"
R . .
Raven: (very) hungry "A wuz that raven hi, A cud a et horse an cairt"
Redd: clear or clean up "Redd thon hash up, wud ye"
Reek: thick smoke; to smoke "Tha reek fae thon fire'd cope ye!"
Rodden: a lane or dirt track "Waakin doon an oul moss rodden"
S . .
Sally: willow "Mae ma hit me wi tha sally rod"
Santer: speak in a rambling manner " 'ey daes naethin but santer, thon bodie, hi"
Sapplin: completely drenched; soaked "It cum on a qwer plump an A cum in sapplin"
Scad: hint of a certain colour or shade "Ay thir's a funny scad aff it"
Scran: food (slang) "Whur's mae scran?"
Screigh: scream; 'Screigh a day' = very early / sunrise "Ye'd a herd tha screighs a 'er far aneuch"
Scunge: explore; gallivant "Tha weefla's aye oot scungin"
Sham: "mate", person. Abbreviation of 'shambodie' "Hi ye daein sham!"
Sheufty: move in a sliding motion; push "Gie 'im a sheufty"
Sheugh: a drainage channel "As lazy as sheugh waater"
Skellie / Skillie: a sideways glance, usually from the corner of the eye "Luk at tha skellies a 'im"
Skelf: a splinter (usually of wood) "Ah! A gut a skelf aff thon fence"
Skelp: a slap "Shey hit 'im a qwer skelp!"
Skite: dart through the air suddenly, often at a slant; slip or slide; a slap "Waatch ur thon'll skite fae b'low ye!"
Skitter: a brat; diahorea "cum 'ere ye wee skitter!"
Skunner: sicken or bore; someone who is disliked "Thon bodie's a wile skunneration"
Slarry: to smear or spread mud or other unpleasant mess around "The wean slarried aal tha choclat roon its face"
Slater: a woodlouse "Slaters lik an oul moochty place"
Sleekit: slymy, secretive "Thir baein wile sleekit aboot it wull"
Sough :slap; rushing or roaring sound; throw "Spose it dinged yir motor?" - "Well ay, shey hit mey a qwer sough, hi!"
Spelder: to pull muscles or injure oneself, usually by doing the splits "Shey speldert 'ersell owre tha sheugh"
Spraachle clamber: or attempt to correct one's balance awkwardly " 'ey got 'imsell spraachlt oot o it in tha hinn'renn"
Stane: a stone "Tha weans's aye oot cloddin stanes"
Steugh: smog; oily, dense fumes "Thon's a qwer steugh!"
Stime: a small particle, of dust or whatever "A cannae see a stime!"
Strone: a stream of water striking a body of water or the noise thereof "Listen tae tha strones a thon"
Stroop: a spout, on a kettle for instance "Tha waater wud poor better if ye'd a stroop on thon"
Stuke: a fool "Boys bot yir a sore stuke!"
T . .
Thaveless: incompetent; useless "Ugh, yir thaveless!"
Thole: put up with; to endure or bear "A cunnae thole thon boy fur any lenth a time"
Thon: that (not dependent form) "Adae wi thon girden"
Thonner: over there "Wud ye luk at thon thonner!"
Thran: awkward (of a person); twisted; stubborn "As thran as beddammits!"
Thruither: disorganised " 'ey's a wile thruither bodie"
Tober: disciplined; punished "Thir in need a a guid run a toberin"
Treg: to be dragged reluctantly; to carry unwanted objects inside "Ugh luk, ye hae tregged thon clabber aal owre tha carpet!"
U . .
V . .
W . .
Wean: a child "Tha weans's aye oot cloddin stanes"
Weefela: a boy "Tha weefla's aye oot scungin"
Wheen: a few; a number of "a wheen a sweeties"
Wheesht: be quiet! "Houl yir wheesht!"
Whin: gorse bush "A see tha whins's oot"
Wile: terrible; wild; extremely; very "Shey's a wile blether"
W'lass: a girl "Whur's tha w'lass at theday?"
X . .
Y . .
Yella man: confectionery like honeycomb found at the "Oul Lammas Fair" in Ballycastle "Hae ye any yella man on ye?"
Yin: one (note that there are times when this is not simply interchangable with 'wan' "Thon's a brave yin theday!"
Yo: a female sheep (a ewe) "g'efter thon yo, wud ye"
Z . .
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