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#1 Barry McCrindle

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

Its a rough guide, so feel free to add and alter anything that isn't right
Doric      English


Aabody    Everybody
Aathing    Everything
Aff    Off
Affa     Awfully
Aifter    After
Aneth     Underneath or below
Anither    Another
Atween     Between
Aye     Yes
Aye-aye min     Hello
Baith    Both
Bairn     A baby or young child
Banter     To gossip or chat away or have a friendly tease
Bawbee    The old Scots word for a half penny
Ben    Down or through
Bide     Stay
Biodag     Dagger or dirk
Birl     Spin
Birling     Drinking Match
Bitcallant     Lad
Black Affrontit     Embarrassed
Bleeter     To talk aimlessly
Bogle Wark     Ghosly action
Bosie     A cuddle or hug
Brakk    Break
Bratch     Female Dog
Braw     Good, great
Brawly     Well
Bydand     Steadfast (The motto for the Gordon Highlanders)
Cantrips     Magic spells and incantations
Caul    Cold
Clachneart     Putting stone
Claik     Gossip
Claes    clothes
Clamjamfry     Company or a mob
Clarsach     Harp
Clart     To put too much on something (also farm manure)
Clarty     Dirty
Clype     A Grass or Tell Tale
Coorse    Coarse, to bully, be bad, difficult or nasty or to torment someone
Corrie Fister     A left handed person
Craiter     Creature
Deid    Dead
Deray     Uproar
Dhe     God
Dinna     Don't
Dinna Fash Yersel     Do not fuss yourself
Dirdum     Tumult
Dirled     Vibrated
Div     Do
Doited     Foolish
Doon aboot the mou     Fed up, depressed
Douche     Kind or gentle
Dreich    Cold, wet and windy
Drookit     Drenched, soaking
Dyvour     Bankrupt or debtor
Eese     Use
Eneuch    Enough
Fa's     Who
Far Hiv Ye Bin?     Where have you been?
Fash     Trouble
Feadan     The chanter which pipers practice with before playing the bagpipes
Feart    Afraid
Feel     Daft
Ficher     Fumble
Fin     When
Fit     How
Fitbaa    Football
Fit Like     Hello, how are you?
Fit Wye    Why
Fitya dee'in?     What are you doing?
Fizzenless     Feeble
Fleg   Fright
Flitt     To Remove
Flitting     To move home
Foostie     Stale or Rancid
Foo's yer doos     How are you doing
Forfauchan/Forfochan   Exhausted
Futtret    Weasel or Stoat (But Not Ferret)
Gads    Horrible, Yucky
Galshiks and Smacherry (Sma-herry)     both referred to the practice of buying lots of little sweets like Sports Mixtures, Bananas, Milk Mice, Milky or Caramel Chews, Aniseed Balls etc. from the local paper "shoppy"
Gangrel     A tramp or vagrant
Ganzie     Sweater, Jumper or Cardigan
Gash     Grim or dismal
Gaun     Going
Ging     Go
Gipe   Stupid (also spelt Gype)
Glisk     Passing Glance
Glunching     Frowning
Graned     Groaned
Grat     Wept
Guddle   Mess
Gyan     Going
Hale   Whole
Hech     Cry of surprise
Heid    Head
Hirpling     Limping
Ill Tricket   Up to tricks
Ingins    Onions
Jaloused     Suspected
Jis     Just
Joco     Happy, Pleased with oneself
Ken     Know
Leesome Lane     Quite Alone (also Lee-lane)
Loanings     Bypaths
Loon    Boy
Lugs     Ears
Maist     Most
Mare     more
Mear     A Mare
Messages     Shopping
Mettle     Spirited
Min     Man
Mockit     Needs a good wash (In Dundee it is called Barkit)
Mony     Many
Moulds     Graves
Nae     No
Nae Wye    Nowhere
Neuk   Corner
Neen    None
Neep    Turnip
Nivver     Never
Nivver fash    Do not worry
Orra    A person who is considered a fool and dirty
Piobaireachad     Bagpipe lament
Plat     Plot of ground
Puckle   A few
Pucklie   A small amount
Quine    Girl (sometimes spelt Quean)
Richt     Right
Rikkin   Smoking or steaming
Riped     Searched
Riving     Raging
Routh     Abundance
Rudas Carlines     Witches
Sair   Sore
Scaffie     A binman, collector of rubbish and trash
Scowp     Run
Scunnered     Fed Up
Scutter    Delay
Semmitt and draa'ers    Vest and pants
Siller     Silver coin
Skail    School
Skelloch     Shriek
Skelpit     Slapped or smacked
Sotter   Mess
Spik     Speak
Spikin     Speaking
Sotter   Mess
Speerings     Inquiry
Spew   Vomit
Stammygaster    Astonishment
Steen    Stone
Stelled     Stuck
Stocious   Drunk
Stooshie    A fuss
Stot   To bounce
Stotter   Beautiful
Sup   A small amount of liquid
Swicking     Cheating
Telt     Told
Teuchter   Someone who lives in the countryside
The Morn     Tomorrow, In the morning
Thirled     Under obligation
Thocht     Thought
Thole     Suffer or tolerate
Thrapple     Windpipe
Thrawn     Distorted
Toon    Town
Toonser   Someone who lives in the town such as Aberdeen City
Toom     Empty
Tumshie     An Idiot
Tossue     Ruffle
Trachled   Exhausted
Trig                                 Active
Twaa                               Two
Un'erstn     Understand 
Waabit    Tired
Wanchancy     Wicked
Weegie or Weegies    What people from Aiberdeen (Aberdeen) call people from Glesga (Glasgow)
Whilk Mair     Which more
Wifie    Woman
Wintit     Wanted
Yersel     Yourself
Yett     A gate, commonly for castles
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#2 markh

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:04 PM

interesting, never thought about till seeing it written down, there's a a lot of geordie'isms the same or not far off

more evidence that geordies are just scots withe their brains kicked oot, or was it the other way around?  guess that ones open to debate  :)

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 11:30 AM

ah well an good but how the feck ur we supposed to be able tae unnerstaun the ayrshire accent? the doric is maistly self explanatory, choochters spake the sem wherever they cum fae, as a bairn i hert my granny use aboot 90% oh that list, me bein a corrie fisted stuhmer wae a camul'n accent, 16mile away in tumpton they hae a different accent "howyethenow?" and 38mile up the road the jecks have a different accent again, funny thing is ye go another 15 and everywan fae ardrishaig up speeks glesga!!!!
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:56 AM

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interesting, never thought about till seeing it written down, there's a a lot of geordie'isms the same or not far off

more evidence that geordies are just scots withe their brains kicked oot, or was it the other way around?  guess that ones open to debate  :D

Hi Mark

I would like to think of it as a case of 'joint ancestry', i.e. Scandinavia  :(

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:14 AM

serious flaw in that theory steve, we all got banned from another site run by scandinavians because they couldn't understaun wit we were sayin,, and it wisna the doric that gt some intae trouble seeing as some oh the doric speakers were pally wae the admin and got off scot free (ok, bad pun) it was mair laik us SW scots who got the scunnerin fae him and that wiz jeest fir usun words laik , laik laik!!! (NO.2) i got warned fr writing wit instead of what, i know, i should have used the proper toon word, hoot?
whole phrases like "fit, fit fits fit fit?" transalted(sic) into norwegian as "foot, foot feet feet foot?" you need the muppetshow chef accent!!!!
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:35 AM

Hi QW

Well that aside  :D

If anyone has the time or the interest, take a look at the Geordie Dictionary at the following link and see examples of the same words:

http://www.northeast...eDictionary.htm

One question - in Geordie braces (i.e. ones that hold your trousers up) is galluses in Geordie, what is it in Doric?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:49 AM

strange how many of these words are in common use probably about 20 or so words in the doric list that are in every day use in donegal-some of the doric words in the list are donegal/w.scotland gaelic. and steve galluses are what hold up yer troosers in donegal too!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:56 AM

Not to be confused with the Glaswegian word "gallus" meaning forward as in a "gallus lassie" ie more front than Blackpool. What about "peely wally" meaning pale,or is that one more from the South Firth ?

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

peely wally-another one you sometimes hear here-but one i suspect was imported from scotland!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:17 PM

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Not to be confused with the Glaswegian word "gallus" meaning forward as in a "gallus lassie" ie more front than Blackpool. What about "peely wally" meaning pale,or is that one more from the South Firth ?

Not one that is used in Geordie-Land  :)

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:51 PM

same here for braces, galluses, more often in my day to describe the rubber ones on oilskin troosers as anything else but same word all the same. braces are somethin yanks pit on their weans teeth, american woolies never had pick n mix coonter
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:30 PM

gadgie-heard it used also in east scotland-believed to come from the gaelic for thief- gadai.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:10 PM

Gadgie or Gadjie was more a travelling person's (ye cannae say "tinker" now..not PC lol) word for a man Frankie,but we used it to mean someone you wouldn't want to associate with/scumbag/ne'er do well,that sort of thing.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:18 PM

Ayeb Ronnie half the fowk aboot widna want ti assosciate wi us diz at mak us gadgees lol and fan did ess site come PC pmsl
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 06:21 PM

yeah ronnie that`s exactly the context i heard it used -not even for the top of the range romany traveller but the bottom of the range lowlife. hence gadai-thief. ne east scotland-ne england-both gadgies-what do you reckon ronnie?-i`ll leave the final decision up to you LOL
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:02 PM

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yeah ronnie that`s exactly the context i heard it used -not even for the top of the range romany traveller but the bottom of the range lowlife. hence gadai-thief. ne east scotland-ne england-both gadgies-what do you reckon ronnie?-i`ll leave the final decision up to you LOL

Hi Guys

Well taking it one step further - doon here we have Radgie Gadgie - meaning Mad Man - indeed there is also a beer by that name  ???

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:05 PM

sounds good-mad man beer plenty clients for that lol!
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:08 PM

Probably best suited tae thae folk fae Rizarty !! lol (very nice lads from up there before I get hate mail or a Fatwah put out on me !!) If you ever see any of either Betsy Whyte's or Jessie Smith's books about the travelling folk then you'll read the real story from two wonderful story tellers...I personally found their books a great read and would highly recommend them.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:14 PM

aye ronnie it was the lowlife that gave the decent travellers a bad name-same as here. seen old footage of them making what we here would call a pandy- a tin jug for want of a better word -it was absolutely amazing everything measured from the tin snips! that`s where `tinker`came from `tinsmith`
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:26 PM

Quite correct Frank,the real old style "travelling folk" were clean in their eating/living habits and unlike some sections of society now(God rest ye "Baby P")they cared for and treasured their kids.Sure they took a good drink at times,but they werenae the worst members of the human race,no by a long shot.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:41 PM

i heard my late mother talking about the tinkers coming round. they used to come once a year and they`d camp on my grandfathers land-beside where my house is built and in return for getting to camp they`d fix all my grandmothers pots. they would also go into the island and stay til they had all fixed and new pandys made to order.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:00 PM

That brings to mind an expression that I havenae heard used for a long time....usually used to describe a rough running engine...."Jangling like a tinker's cairt"  !!  Throwaway pots and pans did for that trade though.  A saying from my childhood..."If ifs and ands were pots and pans,there'd be nae need for tinkers"....how true lol

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:03 AM

i've read these books myself ronnie, very good reads, her faither was single handely responsible for the frsh water oysters becoming protected if you believe half of the stories. down this way we have the lowest end of the spectrum when it comes to travellers, they're only a generation oot the tents, every wan has a cooncil hoose, the ponderosa being a landmark justthis side of clachan, every man jack of them in this toon are professional alcoholics, paid for by the state, they all have cars, i mean you canna go tothe whilks wae a bike these days can you? every month at least one appears in the court reports for drunk and disorderly, life of riley the lot of them, i was in the local garage the other day, only place in toon you can pay the leccy other than the robbing DD method where they'll rob you blind, there was a scoot (local term) in front, could have done wae taking the tesco three cans of lynx for a fiver offer. he bought £40 worth of petrol and another tenner on various lottery tickets and scratch cards, had the cheek to buy two xmas tree airfresheners for a car, maybe he was going to stick wan under each oxter?
after he was served he turned and said hello to me as he past, i couldn't reply as i was trying not to breath in, ricki will be well aquaint wae angela, just his type!!!
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 11:47 PM

Aye Morris what you're describing is what they call "minks" up here which is a stage below "tinker",or what in the Deep South would be "poor white trash/trailer trash",unlike the folks that Jessie and Betsy describe in their books.They certainly didnae sponge off the State(maybe didnae pay any income tax either,but what the hell !!)They went about their business and in most cases never bothered anybody.Between their tinkering,berry picking,hawking,basket making and so forth they got by,and were generally clean folk,unlike some nowadays...ye wid need a rabies and plague vaccination efter ye had been in their hooses and drank oot their cups !! When you see what all your years of paying taxes has gone to support,you think to yourself "why the feck did I bother,I should have p issed it up against the wall like them and I would have been better off to-day" !!!

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

aye baaza yir talkin keech ma boy
ma jist goin awa up to
awe to changi ma semmit fae laughin

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:59 AM

welcome aboard dodi, hopefully you'll be able to knock some sense into that loon oh yours, keep him awa fae the droll yins on here he gets inveegilled wae, noo your on here i can post the pic of the braw job ye did oh the remembrance's wheelhoose. show tha younger yins on here how it should be done, maist oh them coona cut a waterline nevermind scummle a wheelhoose.
And their teeth will be blunted like lions and they will be cast away on whirlwinds and such!!!!

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:11 AM

Now now dodi, no need to be abusive, you just keep your abusive streak for that son of yours and keep him in line, I come down and disable that new computer you've got, mind you Jammy will probably manage to disable it without even trying
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:13 PM

You still takkin plenty grass an gettin a chalk mark on yer bas dodi

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 08:43 PM

MY GOD! Thanks a lot to this guy for writteing all this down. This will help me A LOT. I as some brits told me my enlgish is from the queen and when you spik in your own, it makes me a sotter. Locally we sometimes have simillar lenguage problems, in my little corner of spain (the not so sunny part) we speak something simillar to portuguese so i can understand them quite well. In fact i think i can undertsand them better than they can understand me.

Compared with other parts of spain is even worse but i have not to goo far away, People from toon of A Coruña call gallo to the witches while i call gallo to the megs so sometimes is littlebit difficult, but with other parts is even worse.

Is that an on recognices lenguage like we have here? In our Countys we have an own recognized lenguage as the spanish and is official (money waste in my point of view)
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:02 PM

Its guid ti see wir mither tongue bein used in Spain an naebidy makin a fuss aboot it fit a fine at is yi widna get ess on anither site at's fur sure
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