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  • It's been a while since I made a Scottish slang/ Scottish words video.

  • I picked ten famous Scottish phrases.

  • I'll write them from my 10th favorite to my favorite phrase.

  • Bear in mind that this kind of phrases vary from place to place.

  • Some places might still use these phrases; some places may not.

  • I know that I only use a couple of these, but here we go!

  • Number 10 is, "yer bum’s oot the windae".

  • That means that someone's talking absolute nonsense.

  • Like, if a person is talking rubbish, you would say, "yer bum’s oot the windae",

  • but that's one I have never used.

  • I personally have never heard it or used it, I don't think.

  • I live in West Dunbartonshire.

  • But let me know in the comments below if you've heard someone using this phrase.

  • That sounds like one that may be more used by elderly people or people that are a bit older.

  • I don't know but I thought I'd include it 'cause I thought it was quite funny.

  • Number 9 is definitely one that I've heard and it's "awa' and bile yer heid".

  • And it means, "oh...get lost. Don't talk rubbish."

  • Kind of like the last one. I have never heard anybody use this around this area and I see this way.

  • It's definitely one that I've heard of, and if you look up a bit of Scottish slang,

  • then that is usually a phrase that would crop up.

  • Basically just means, "don't be so ridiculous"

  • Number 8 is one that I have heard quite often actually and it's "wit’s fur yell no go by ye".

  • And it just means, "what is meant to be will be", "que sera sera".

  • It's our Scottish version of saying "que sera sera" or "what will be will be".

  • Number 7 is a famous one and it's "lang may yer lum reek".

  • Now, I've never personally said this, ever.

  • I think I've only heard older people say this before.

  • But it's the Scottish version of "live long and prosper".

  • And a "lum" is a "chimney", so that is translated to "longly your chimney smoke",

  • also translated to "may you never be without fuel for your fire",

  • or yeah, "live long and prosper".

  • Number 6, again, I've not heard them use this before,

  • but I love it anyway and maybe I'll start using it, even though people would probably think I'm mental.

  • "Dinnae fash yerself."

  • And "dinnae fash yerself" means "don't worry about it", "don't even bother about it",

  • "don't let yourself get in a state about it".

  • Number 5 is one that I have used and I've heard a lot of people use it around here,

  • and it's "He's up to high doh." or "She's up to high doh."

  • and it just means they're getting themselves in a state, they're getting themselves all worked up,

  • getting themselves riled up so they're up to high doh.

  • I love that phrase. I don't know why.

  • Number 4 is another pretty famous one and it's "haste ye back".

  • "Haste ye back" just means "come back soon", basically.

  • A lot of you probably heard that one before.

  • Number 3 is an arbitrary phrase, and it's "haud yer wheesht".

  • I work with older people and you do hear a lot of them say "wheesht", and stuff like that, quite a lot.

  • I don't normally hear people saying "haud yer wheesht", but "wheesht" is definitely used on a regular basis, in my life anyway.

  • I enjoy the word "wheesht", but "haud yer wheesht" is definitely a famous phrase as well.

  • It means "shut up", "be quiet", "stop talking". "Haud yer wheesht."

  • Number 2. I love number 2. "It gies me the boak."

  • I use this a lot. When someone gets the boak, they feel sick.

  • If you see something disgusting, you would say "oh, that's gieing me the boak."

  • "It's just making me feel sick and it's making me throw up in my mouth."

  • An example for me: if I could smell something minging, I'd be like, "oh that's gieing me the boak."

  • I hate it when people spit. It makes me feel sick.

  • So if I saw someone spit, I'd be like...I'd be getting the boak! It would be gieing me the boak.

  • My number one famous phrase is "geein it laldy". I love that phrase so much.

  • I don't say it as often as I should, but it just means "giving it your all".

  • If you're "geein it laldy", you're giving it everything.

  • So if someone's dancing and they're going mad, you'll be like, "they're geein it laldy."

  • I just love that phrase so much.

  • I want to give some honorable mentions right because people will be like, "oh, you forgot this." "oh, you forgot this."

  • And I could only pick ten, so these are the ten that I picked.

  • But if you want to leave your top ten in the comments below, feel free.

  • But I want to give some honorable mentions to "ah dinnae ken".

  • When someone thinks of the Scottish language, they probably think we all say the phrase "ah dinnae ken".

  • I've never said that, seriously. I say it sometimes, like, "Ooh dinnae ken", as a joke.

  • But I wouldn't say that because I don't live in an area that actually says the word "ken".

  • But "dinnae ken" is another famous phrase that a lot of people think is what old Scottish people say, but that's not the case.

  • It just depends where you live.

  • And another honorable mention. I've been swaying between putting this as my number one, because I get brown.

  • And it's "skinny malinky long legs".

  • When I was a wee one, I was quite skinny and tall, and my dad used to call me "skinny malink".

  • And "skinny malinky long legs" can relate to a song, or as part of a song that we all learned as kids around here.

  • I don't know. Maybe some people didn't.

  • It was like, "Skinny Malinky long legs, big banana feet, went to the pictures and couldn't get a seat.

  • When the picture started, Skinny Malinky farted."

  • The "pictures" is a "cinema", by the way, for all those people...I think that's a Scottish word as well.

  • "Going to the pictures" would be "going to the cinema".

  • "Skinny malinky long legs" is just something that's tall and lanky and skinny, and has long legs and big banana feet.

  • I hope you enjoyed this video.

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  • Leave your favorite Scottish sayings in the comments below, and I'll see you later! Bye!

It's been a while since I made a Scottish slang/ Scottish words video.

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