A lot of people struggle to understand the scottish language, its understandable since we have so much slang words. Here is a few  phrases and words that may make you giggle.

  • Keep the heid!Stay calm, don’t get upset.
  • We’re awe’ Jock Tamson’s bairns!We’re all God’s children, nobody is better than anybody else – we’re all equal.
  • Dinnae teach yer Granny tae suck eggs!Don’t try to teach someone something they already know.
  • Is the cat deid?Has the cat died? Means your trousers are a bit short – like a flag flying at half mast.
  • Haud yer wheesht!Be quiet.
  • Ah dinnae ken.I don’t know.
  • Ma heid’s minceMy head’s a bit mixed up.
  • Yer aff yer heidYou’re off your head – a little bit da
  • Speak o’ the Devil!Usually said when you have been talking about someone – they usually appear.
  • Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! What’s meant to happen will happen.

Some slang words

  • dinnae –  don’t
  • ken – know
  • aye – yes
  • ye – you
  • Braw – Nice
  • guid – good
  • Blether – Talks a  lot
  • Breeks – Trousers
  • gimme – give me
  • Frae – from
  • Haud – Hold
  • Hoose – House
  • Moose – Mouse
  • Sleekit – Sly
  • Widnae – Wouldnt
  • Windae – Window