Designed by and available only from Mither Tongue, this comfortable-to-wear apron, with adjustable, nylon, non-tangle neck tie, celebrates the Scots language in verse, including some well-known words, and some no longer in common use.
Easy to pack and light to post, it makes a great little gift for Scotland’s bairns overseas, not forgetting those at home!
100% cotton. Dark purple text which runs as follows . .
A is for aipples that hing on the tree;
B is for brose that we hae for oor tea
apples; type of porridge
C is for couthie an connacht an cauld;
D is for dottled that comes fin we’re auld
pleasant/plain/unsophisticated, ruined, cold; confused
E is for eident, a guid thing tae be; F is for fashious an feerich an flee
diligent; difficult/contrary, nervous excitement, fly
G is for gollach an gadgie an gowk; H is for haggis an haivers an howk
earwig, man, idiot; Scottish dish, nonsense, scoop out
I is for ilka, intimmers an ingan; J is for jeelt fin the snaw is doon-dingin
every, intestines, onion; very cold
K is for kebbuck, knapdarloch an kitlin; L is for leefu-lane, lichtsome an littlin
round of cheese, matted hair on animal’s rump, kitten; all alone, pleasant, child
M is for meikle an muckle an myowt; N is for napper, naehandy an nowt
small, large, sound/whisper/murmur; head, lots, cattle
O is for orra-loon, oxter an oo; P is for picher an plowter an ploo
odd-job boy on farm, armpit, wool; state of panic, work/walk in mud/water, plough
Q is for quinie an quaet an queet; R is for rowie – a taste hard tae beat!
girl, quiet, ankle; morning roll
S is for smoorich an stoorie an souter; T is for trickit an toorie an tooter
kiss, dusty, shoemaker; delighted, knitted hat with pom pom, procrastinate
U is for usquebae – sic a braw sicht! V is for vauntie an vennel an vricht
whisky; vain, alley, carpenter
W is for wabbit an wag-at-the-waa; X There wis seem tae be naethin ava!
exhausted, wall clock with pendulum
Y is for yokie, nae heard aften noo; Z Ach, A dinna ken onie, dae you?